ERIC Number: ED427562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-27
Reference Count: N/A
The Participatory Approach to Workplace and Vocational ESL.
Frederick, Cathy; Huss-Lederman, Susan
The set of materials was designed for use in a workshop to train teachers and program developers in the participatory approach to designing and implementing vocational and workplace English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instructional programs. It first presents the principles of the participatory approach, based on the model of Paulo Freire, and presents a series of discussion questions and classroom tasks. It then outlines five stages in workplace ESL curriculum development: conducting negotiations; needs analysis; syllabus design; materials development; and student and curriculum assessment and evaluation. Examples of job-related performance objectives for ESL and materials from existing programs are included. Brief essays on selling workplace ESL instructional programs and techniques for authentic assessment are appended. Contains 10 references. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Strategies, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Needs Assessment, Performance Based Assessment, Program Development, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Vocational English (Second Language), Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A