ERIC Number: ED359827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Feb-4
Reference Count: N/A
The Garbage Crisis: Environmental Issues for Adult ESL Learners.
This module on the garbage crisis is for intermediate and advanced learners of English as a Second Language. It seeks to inform learners about this issue and to give them an opportunity to direct their concerns about the environment into positive action. The guide uses the problem-posing methodology of Paulo Freire. This methodology has three stages; listening, dialogue, and action. The module consists of five units: What Is Typical Household Garbage; Where Does This Garbage Go?; Where does It Come From?; and What Are We Doing to Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle Our Household Garbage? Questions for discussion are provided for each unit along with vocabulary, language, and thinking activities and actions for change exercises. A quiz called "The Great Recycling Quiz" is included that reviews the main points covered. A bibliography and important sources for information are contained in a resource section. All four language skills are addressed in each unit--speaking, listening, reading, and writing. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education) (LET)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Conservation Education, Conservation (Environment), English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Literacy, Literacy Education, Pollution, Recycling, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Vocabulary Development
The Toronto Board of Education, Adult and Continuing Education Officer, Adult ESL/ABE/Parenting Programs, Ossington/Old Orchard School, 380 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A5, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Continuing Education Dept.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Toronto)