ERIC Number: ED412773
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Adult ESL in Australia.
Digest of Australian Languages and Literacy Issues, n7 Jun 1994
The history, scope, content, and strategies for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction in Australia, particularly in adult education, are summarized. The history of ESL instruction is traced from post-war immigration policies, through early provision for migrant education and introduction within postsecondary institutions and adult education programs. Currently, ESL programs are offered through the national Adult Migrant Education Program, postsecondary institutions, adult and community education programs, school districts, and higher education and private institutions. Program types include settlement, labor force development, community-based, vocational and workplace, and pre-college and college support programs. Curriculum development has evolved from a teacher-centered approach through local curriculum design, the communicative approach, emergence of decentralized curriculum support units, emphasis on vocational training, and competency-based instruction. A trend toward nationally standardized courses is noted. Contains eight references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational History, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Migrant Education, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Historical Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia