ERIC Number: ED438426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Citizenship Programs. Technical Assistance Paper.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
This technical assistance paper is designed to help local adult education administrators and teachers in Florida as they implement changes in the Adult English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Program Curriculum Framework, which provides the state with a minimum set of standards to be used by all facilities delivering ESOL citizenship education classes. State-required frameworks and performance standards are designed to provide consistency, programmatic quality, and integrity. The ESOL Frameworks prepare students for the citizenship test by including the study of U.S. history, government, culture, and symbols. The paper addresses the following six areas: (1) purpose and terminology; (2) course matrix, including literacy completion points and correlation with Florida state standards; (3) student eligibility and assessment, with program orientation components; (4) assessment and placement, including appropriate basic skills testing instruments; (5) the instructional program for adult ESOL, vocational ESOL, and workplace readiness skills for limited-English-proficient adults; and (6) the citizenship course. Two appendixes that provide acronyms, rules, and the state standards correlations are included, as are a state-level staff directory, and a directory of technical assistance directors and consultants organized by the five regions of the state. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Adult Students, Citizenship Education, Classroom Techniques, Course Content, Definitions, Employment Potential, English (Second Language), Job Skills, Literacy Education, State Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Vocational English (Second Language)
Florida Department of Education, Division of Workforce Development, Bureau of Program Management and Development, 325 West Gaines Street, Room 644, Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-488-6191. For full text: http://www.firn.edu/doe/bin00051/adult_ed.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Div. of Workforce Development.
Identifiers - Location: Florida