ERIC Number: ED425302
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Global 2000 Project. Pathways. Adult Diploma Program Student Books.
Continuing Education Inst., Needham, MA.
This document contains 48 pieces of writing that were authored by employees of six different businesses who participated in an adult diploma program. A variety of genres are represented, including poems, personal narratives, book reviews, essays, letters, and fiction. The works are grouped under the following broad headings: goals, freedom, choices and cardinal virtues, childhood memories, immigration, and unexpected events. Among the items included are the following: a poem expressing a student's reaction to her upcoming graduation; several essays explaining what workplace education has meant to individuals; letters written from the viewpoints of individuals living during the American Revolution and during periods of overt racial discrimination; an essay on cardinal virtues and the life and death of Yitzak Rabin; a woman's thoughts on her life since her husband's death; a man's experiences as an Angolan refugee; "slice of life" stories relating individuals' childhood memories; an essay devoted to the values of the main character of a short story; and essays recounting the personal stories and challenges experienced by immigrants from Haiti, Cambodia, Hong Kong, the Azores, Portugal, Canada, Cape Verde Island, Italy, and Vietnam. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Creative Writing, Decision Making, Essays, Expository Writing, Fiction, High School Equivalency Programs, Immigration, Individual Development, Letters (Correspondence), Life Events, Literacy Education, Poetry, Student Attitudes, Student Developed Materials, Values, Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Continuing Education Inst., Needham, MA.
Note: For all four Global 2000 Project Reports, see ED 425 299-302.