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ERIC Number: ED318302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ESL Literacy: What's Working, Why and How--Family Literacy.
Isserlis, Janet
Experiences with family and intergenerational programs in English Second Language (ESL) literacy are reviewed, and factors that contribute to their success are discussed. It is suggested that as the notion of literacy expands, conceptual boundaries of the population of learners must expand also. While there is much to be learned from existing program models and procedures, each program must be linked to its own setting and learners. Intergenerational learning necessitates collaboration across formerly separate domains. Practitioners are urged to study a variety of programs and determine the need for adaptation or reworking to transfer to another setting, examining options thoroughly and choosing carefully and with an eye to the best use of available resources. Proactive rather than reactive program planning is emphasized. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (24th, San Francisco, CA, March 6-10, 1990).