ERIC Number: ED318285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Talking Shop: A Curriculum Sourcebook for Participatory Adult ESL.
Nash, Andrea; And Others
This collection of stories about adult second language learning includes five teachers' anecdotal accounts of experiences using the participatory process. In these accounts, the teachers describe a variety of tools and processes used in the classroom to draw out issues that can be transformed into thought-provoking discussions and language lessons. The contents are intended to stimulate other teachers to reflect on their own teaching process and explore new possibilities. The experiences are presented in four categories: getting things started; immigrant experiences; mothers and their children; and redefining learning and teaching. The appended bibliography includes: (1) reference materials for participatory curriculum development; and (2) classroom resources in the form of lesson-planning books, grammar texts, workbooks, game books, readings in prose, readings in poetry, and song, anthologies of student writing, and photograph collections. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Family Literacy, Family Programs, Immigrants, Language Teachers, Learning Experience, Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Personal Narratives, Resource Materials, Second Language Programs, Student Participation
Bilingual/ESL Graduate Studies, University of Massachusetts, Harbor Campus, Boston, MA 02125 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Univ., Boston.