ERIC Number: ED429468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Smith, Barbara; Quinn, Kathleen; Cooper, Rosalind
The guide is designed to familiarize adult basic education (ABE) English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers with the obstacles faced by adult students from other culture in the adult education classroom. An overview of these challenges and an outline of suggested teaching strategies and cultural activities are presented as a basis for developing a multicultural ABE/ESL curriculum. The beginning of the guide looks at the nature of culture shock experienced by an immigrant population and common individual responses to it. The process of second language acquisition is then discussed, and the important role of nonverbal communication is examined. A series of 16 classroom teaching strategies and teacher behaviors that support learning in this population is presented, and 8 classroom cultural activities are described briefly. Contains 11 references and resources. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Basic Education, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Culture Conflict, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Nonverbal Communication, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Adjustment, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Quincy.
Authoring Institution: System for Adult Basic Education Support, Boston, MA.