ERIC Number: ED359824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Speaking of Our World.
Wall, Naomi Binder; And Others
This guide is designed for adults who want to improve their literacy and basic numeracy skills in English. The guide is partly a workbook, providing room for learners to write directly on the pages. It contains facts and figures of interest to both learners and teachers, and it encourages discussion and provides its users with an opportunity to share a wide variety of experiences. The guide consists of learner-centered material that reflects the experiences of many people who live in public housing. Stories, poems and factual information form a basis for discussion. The materials on percentages and fractions offer an opportunity to strengthen numeracy skills in a living context. Backgrounds materials provide important information for a better understanding of the experience of some immigrants to Canada, the Native experience in Canada, the realities confronting people living on inadequate incomes, and the impact of racism on community life. Some material is written in a mixture of standard English and Jamaican, so that the reader is challenged to try a new language experience. The book consists of four chapters: From Around the Globe, Housing, Health and Happiness, My Mama Says Education is a Must and This Land is the House We Have Always Lived In. Important resources for further reading are listed. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Literacy Education, Mathematics, Numeracy, Public Housing, Racial Bias, Reading Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Centered Curriculum
Toronto Board of Education, Adult ESL/ABE/Parenting Programs Office, c/o 375 Dovercourt Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6J 3E5, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada