ERIC Number: ED316061
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb-1
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Approaching the Needs of Adult Illiterate ESL Students.
Shank, Cathy C.
A review of literature on the learning processes and potential of adult students of English as a Second Language, not literate in their native language, looks at research in the following areas: (1) the differences between children and adults in language learning; (2) the effects of previous formal education on second language learning; (3) the effects of literacy on cognition; (4) the transfer of skills within and across languages; (5) the effectiveness of different types of instructional materials or approaches for literate as compared with non-literate individuals; (6) simplification and selection of texts; (7) meaning- versus form-centered instructional approaches; and (8) competency-based curricula. Research is recommended that focuses specifically on the education of illiterate adults. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Age Differences, Cognitive Ability, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Illiteracy, Instructional Materials, Interlanguage, Language Acquisition, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Prior Learning, Reading Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Needs, Teaching Methods, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Note: Master's Research Paper, Georgetown University.