ERIC Number: ED427558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
From Classroom to Community: Building Leadership and Advocacy Skills in the ESL Class. A Curriculum Sample.
Croydon, Alysan; Wilkes, Sue
The Refugee Women's Alliance, a nonprofit organization helping refugee and immigrant women achieve self-sufficiency in the United States, has developed a class integrating English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction and discussion of family issues, child-rearing, and related problems in a new cultural context. The project focuses on developing women's leadership, decision-making, and advocacy skills. This booklet describes some steps followed in the program, and provides a sample of lessons and activities used during the project. It has three sections. The first discusses conducting a needs assessment for advocacy and leadership skills development. The second looks at how to provide opportunities for learners to practice leadership skills and to plan for special events with ESL learners. The third section addresses techniques for involving learners in program planning and evaluation. Parent and participant survey questionnaires are appended. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Laubach Literacy International, Syracuse, NY.
Authoring Institution: Refugee Women's Alliance, Seattle, WA.