ERIC Number: ED352861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Washington State Core Competencies Model Curriculum: English as a Second Language, Level 3. Version 1.0
Hagen, Stacey, Ed.; And Others
The Washington State Core Competencies Project is designed to implement competency-based adult education in the state's 38 adult basic education programs. A model curriculum was developed and field-tested over several years. The resulting curriculum outline of core competencies for English as a Second Language, level 3, is presented here. The competencies are statements of student outcomes, organized around a sequence of basic skills. They are more general than traditional outcome statements because they are intended for use in a wide variety of settings. Core competencies are divided into five discrete areas: listening/observing; speaking; reading; writing; and computation for daily living needs (e.g., money management, measurement). For each competency, the curriculum provides the following: a general objective; suggested individual and group activities; related structures, vocabulary, and materials or resources; evaluation methods; recommendations for expansion of skills; notes on distinctive features of related structures in languages that may be students' native tongues; prerequisite skills or knowledge; possible life skills applications; and methods of assessment of the competency. Two bibliographies are appended: an 80-item list of supplementary materials for students and a 43-item list of teacher resources for levels 2 and 3. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Evaluation Criteria, Grammar, Language Patterns, Language Skills, Listening Skills, Literacy Education, Monetary Systems, Reading Skills, Skill Development, Speech Skills, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Vocabulary Development, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Adult Basic and Literacy Educators Network of Washington, Seattle.
Identifiers - Location: Washington