ERIC Number: ED426196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Curriculum Guide for The Apparel Group Ltd.--ENRO, 1995-1996.
Martin, Sabrina Budasi
This teaching guide contains the materials required to teach the workplace English-as-a-second-language curriculum that was designed specifically for nonnative English speakers at a shirt and tie manufacturing plant in Kentucky. Developed through the efforts of a partnership involving the plant, the local union of needle trades and textile workers, Northeastern Illinois University, and Jefferson Community College, the curriculum is intended to raise workers' basic literacy skills in reading, writing, mathematics, problem-solving, and communication skills. The curriculum, which is based on the holistic, "worker-centered" approach developed by Paulo Freire, features activities based on the following methods: problem posing; language experience approach; role plays; total physical response; cooperative learning; and pairwork. The following topics are covered in the guide's eight sections: program objectives, goals, and staff; theory and philosophy; methodology; ideas for worker-centered activities; worker-centered teaching tips to maximize student participation; materials needed; evaluation; and thematic objectives and lesson ideas and activities for lessons on work issues and communication in the workplace, work forms, quality control, company rules, and health and safety at work. The guide contains 28 references. Appended are a list of vocabulary pertinent to shirt manufacturing and a 26-item list of resource materials. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Education Work Relationship, Holistic Approach, Language Experience Approach, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Mathematics Skills, Needle Trades, Partnerships in Education, Problem Solving, Reading Skills, Resource Materials, School Business Relationship, Skill Development, Student Centered Curriculum, Teaching Guides, Two Year Colleges, Unions, Vocational English (Second Language), Workplace Literacy
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. National Workplace Literacy Program.
Authoring Institution: Northeastern Illinois Univ., Chicago. Chicago Teachers' Center.; Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees.