ERIC Number: ED356687
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Autobiographies, Bilingualism, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Daily Living Skills, English (Second Language), Error Correction, Group Dynamics, Immigrants, Language Experience Approach, Language Maintenance, Language of Instruction, Language Role, Learning Processes, Literacy Education, Native Language Instruction, Oral History, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Program Evaluation, Self Expression, Sex Bias, Sex Stereotypes, Student Participation, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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.