ERIC Number: ED369303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language: Implementing Effective Adult Education Programs.
California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Adult, Alternative, and Continuation Education Div.
The manual is designed to assist California educators and public in understanding the various aspects of an effective English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program for adults. It provides theory-based and practical guidelines for conceptualizing, planning, designing, managing, and evaluating such programs. Chapters address these topics: the adult ESL population (California demographics, student motivation, benefits to client and community); program philosophy (second language learning theory, adult learning theory, cultural and practical factors that affect adult learning); design of ESL programs (general, academic, vocational, special); management of ESL programs (teacher and staff selection, staff development, facilities and scheduling, communication and articulation, outreach, seeking additional resources); counseling, guidance, and student assessment (counseling and guidance services, ESL assessment, placement, monitoring progress, certification); instruction (goals and objectives, organization of instruction); and evaluation of instructional programs (purposes, planning, and use of findings). Appended materials include notes on selection of computer software and on community outreach, successful promotional ideas, evaluation questions for program administrators, and a program evaluation plan. References listed include evaluation instruments, readings in second language learning, and readings and references for adult education program evaluation. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Articulation (Education), Counseling Services, Courseware, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Facilities, Educational Policy, English for Academic Purposes, English for Special Purposes, English (Second Language), Information Dissemination, Learning Theories, Literacy Education, Marketing, Outreach Programs, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Scheduling, Staff Development, Student Characteristics, Teacher Selection, Vocational English (Second Language)
Bureau of Publications, Sales Unit, California Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95812-0271 ($6, plus sales tax for California residents).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Adult, Alternative, and Continuation Education Div.
Identifiers - Location: California