ERIC Number: ED444396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Messages Conveyed by an Adult Learning Center. Practitioner Research Briefs, 1999-2000 Report Series.
The focus of this practitioner brief is: What are the messages being conveyed by a learning center? What is it about the learning center that makes the people want to come? The author, the director of the adult learning center, decided she could best answer these questions by interviewing a lead teacher at the center. According to this teacher, when people came to the center, the primary message they received was one of reassurance. Most of the people who come to the center are foreign born adults who need to learn English and adjust to life in the United States. The supportive reassurance they receive from the staff and from each other is a significant motivator. It is concluded that people who need help in learning need more than convenient access to resources; they also need some kind of reassurance. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Centers, Community Programs, Community Role, Community Support, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Interviews, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia Association of Adult and Continuing Education, Charlottesville.
Authoring Institution: Arlington Public Schools, VA. Virginia Adult Education Research Network.