ERIC Number: ED427552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Current Concepts and Terms in Adult ESL. ERIC Q & A.
Florez, MaryAnn Cunningham
Terms and concepts currently in use in adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction are defined and explained. They include: authentic or alternative assessment; computer-assisted language learning; critical literacy theory; family and intergenerational literacy; multiple intelligences and learning styles; practitioner inquiry, reflective teaching, and action research; project-based education; social identity; and workforce training, employability skills instruction, and SCANS (Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills). In each case, the scope of the term is specified and references to current literature are made. The SCANS skills are summarized. Contains 25 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Action Research, Adult Education, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction, Definitions, Educational Trends, English (Second Language), Evaluation Methods, Family Programs, Identification (Psychology), Intergenerational Programs, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Literacy Education, Multiple Intelligences, Reflective Teaching, Second Language Instruction, Vocational Education
Publication Type: ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.; National Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.