ERIC Number: ED382055
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Adult Literacy Instructional Materials Project. Final Report.
Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.
This final report discusses the Reader Development Program (RDP) of the Free Library of Philadelphia's English as a Second Language (ESL) Adult Literacy Instructional Materials Project. Project goals were to identify and review ESL adult literacy instructional materials developed by ESL practitioners. These objectives were accomplished by several steps: (1) sending invitations to submit locally developed ESL materials for consideration to over 350 individuals, groups and institutions; (2) searching the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) database; (3) making contacts with AdvancE, Pennsylvania's Adult Education Clearinghouse; (4) examining summaries of Library Service and Construction Act (LSCA) Title VI projects; (5) sending press releases to newsletters targeted to reach literacy and ESL practitioners locally and across the United States; (6) reviewing all materials according to several criteria; (7) selecting 23 titles for inclusion in the ESL Idea Book; and (8) publishing the ESL Idea Book, an annotated listing of entries relating to language experience, reading, folk tales, coping skills, grammar, citizenship and additional instructor resources. Budget information, the impact of the project and project activities, and local public library projects are discussed briefly. Also included are the ESL idea book, ESL curriculum guide, ESL bibliography, RDP statistics for 1989-90, library materials expenditures of the LSCA project for 1989-90, and the "Read to Learn" Directory. (CK) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Free Library of Philadelphia, PA.