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ERIC Number: ED356687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-93-735478-3
ISSN: N/A
Talking Shop: A Curriculum Sourcebook for Participatory Adult ESL. Language in Education: Theory & Practice 79.
Nash, Andrea; And Others
This curriculum sourcebook is designed as a guide for educators of limited-English-speaking adults in literacy education programs. It consists of accounts of actual learning and teaching experiences using a participatory approach to instruction and curriculum development, written by teachers in community-based adult education. An introductory section gives a background to the guide. The first chapter discusses the importance of articulation of feelings as a survival skill. Chapter 2 focuses on the immigrant experience. Topics include the language experience approach, working with beginning level students, sex bias and stereotypes, oral history, literacy as a skill for solving daily problems, and use of autobiographies as a teaching technique. Chapter 3 discusses the mother-child relationship as both a curriculum topic and a means of involving parents in children's learning. Brief essays address these topics: writing about mothers; parent concerns about school; parent involvement in homework; and the family class--teaching parents and children together. The fourth chapter contains articles on teaching techniques and approaches, including process writing, use of correction in class, using pictures as a stimulus for writing, native language use in class, two-way bilingualism, native language literacy, developing curriculum around class participation, and student and program evaluation. A glossary and list of resources are appended. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (MSE)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education for Limited-English-Proficient Adults, Washington, DC.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.