ERIC Number: ED343456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Family Learning for Limited-English Proficient Parents and Their Pre-School Children: An Intergenerational Approach.
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, MI.
An intergenerational English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program was implemented in Plymouth, Michigan, as a result of a need in a community adult ESL program and child care center, where many adult ESL students (predominantly Japanese) had preschool children who could not adjust to the child care center. The program initially allowed for mother and child to spend a 2-hour block of time together, but that evolved into a separated hour and an hour of instruction together. The units of study focused on survival language, everyday activities, and acculturation. Community walks and field trips were included. This book consists of lesson plans for "child only" lessons, "adult only" lessons, and a group lesson with attachments for each day of the two 15-week semester class. The lessons are complete with information on objectives, materials, and activities. Two recommendations are noted: keep the intergenerational class to one semester only and place students into regular classes at the end of that semester, and limit class size to 12 families. (LB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, MI.