ERIC Number: ED337220
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Curriculum Guide and Index and Matrix for IRCA ESL Programs.
Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
This curriculum guide for Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs lists competencies and resources for ESL and Civics instruction. Section A provides IRCA competency statements for beginning and intermediate levels of ESL instruction which integrate ESL and Civics competencies. The competencies in the IRCA list were selected from a complete set of competencies compiled by the Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System (CASAS) and are organized into the following categories: Basic Communication (including social language, personal identification, and clarification), Consumer Economics (focussing on money and shopping), Community Resources (reviewing telephone, transportation, directions, post office, time, and community services), Health, Occupational Knowledge (including getting a job, and on the job language use), and Government and Law. Using the same categories, section B lists general competencies for ESL/Civics instruction selected from the CASAS list. Section C contains the IRCA Curriculum Index and Matrix, which links specific adult curricula and instructional materials to the ESL/Civics competencies. Section D provides a bibliography of citizenship materials and resources, and video materials considered by CASAS consortium members to be appropriate for IRCA programs. Section E presents a list of seven organizations that can serve as resources in teacher training. Finally, section F indicates the skill levels and possible program placements corresponding to CASAS scores. An 18-page appended supplement contains new materials added to sections D and E since publication of the September 1989 edition. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment System, San Diego, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration Reform and Control Act 1986