ERIC Number: ED353855
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Identification of Current Needs and Issues Related to the Delivery of Adult ESL Instruction in British Columbia.
This report describes the current delivery of adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction in British Columbia (Canada), identifying needs for services not being met currently, the nature of services required to meet those needs, and related educational issues. Findings are intended for the use of provincial policy-makers to improve services and delivery. Information comes from three sources: (1) demographic analyses of the population immigrating to British Columbia during the period 1980-90, based on national census and immigration data; (2) a descriptive survey of current British Columbia programs of adult ESL instruction, including program types, standards of service delivery, population characteristics, and potential needs; and (3) case studies of 10 communities representative of the overall provincial population, including interviews of 382 individuals. The results of each of these analyses are presented separately and in an executive summary. A 31-item bibliography is provided. Appended materials include a list of issues identified in four previous reports, survey letters and instruments, a list of adult ESL service providers in British Columbia that were surveyed, interview forms for the case studies, and the summary of one community case study. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Case Studies, Community Services, Delivery Systems, Demography, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Employers, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Health Services, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Needs Assessment, Retailing, Second Language Instruction, State Surveys
Provincial Curriculum Publications, Marketing Dept., Open Learning Agency, 4355 Mathissi Place, Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4S8, Canada (Order No. VA113).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of the Provincial Secretary, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada