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ERIC Number: ED317059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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Non-Traditional Approaches to Immigrant Language Training.
Burnaby, Barbara
The second of two studies on non-traditional approaches to official language training for adult immigrants to Canada focuses on programs that deviate in some way from a proposed traditional model of language training (involving a paid, trained teacher in an educational institution teaching to a class of 25 students full-time in the day or part-time at night, without day care or transportation). This study is a collection of examples of alternatives to this traditional training model, and is not offered as a representative or exemplary sample. A discussion of the programs addresses these variables: coordination and consolidation within adult language training; equality of access, equality of condition, coordination with other settlement services; teacher development and recognition; and input from and accountability to users and deliverers. It is concluded that two initiatives are critically needed: (1) action to permit, encourage, and support the development of programs to specifically facilitate language learning among immigrant groups not now well served; and (2) a major injection of leadership, funding, and administrative attention from the highest levels of government to lend coherence to a currently chaotic and wasteful system of immigrant language training. Additional suggestions are made. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada