ERIC Number: ED318282
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Jun-18
Reference Count: N/A
Oral History Project: Advanced ESL Class, Local 259 U.A.W. 1985-86.
Colon, Maria, Comp.; And Others
A class project undertaken in an English-as-a-Second-Language class is described and presented. Students participating in the project were union employees in a Manhattan electronics factory, and most were native Spanish speakers. The project's objective was to produce an illustrated book and tapes to document work and union experience in the factory, using the oral history process, and to, simultaneously develop student literacy skills and foster reflection and criticism about factory conditions. The resulting publication, entitled "The Life of I.E.H. People in Local 259," consists of a series of personal histories of workers and interviews of the chief shop steward, quality assurance control director, and two long-time company workers. Some photographs are included, but may not reproduce well. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Electronics Industry, English (Second Language), Inplant Programs, Interviews, Labor Education, Literacy Education, Oral History, Personal Narratives, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Student Projects, Unions, Writing Exercises
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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