ERIC Number: ED447738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Learners' Lives as Curriculum: Six Journeys to Immigrant Literacy.
Weinstein, Gail, Ed.
This videotape and workbook offer a framework for developing curriculum and materials that speak to the most basic and most pressing issues in English language learners' lives. They are based on the belief that English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and literacy classrooms could and should be settings where adults find opportunities to develop language and literacy skills while reflecting as individuals in collaboration with others. A variety of genres of learner texts were elicited as a basis for developing language and literacy materials that spoke to participants' deepest concerns and interests. Chapter titles include the following: "Memories of Chinese Festivals"; "For the Children: Remembering Mien Life in Laos"; "Breast Cancer Oral History Project"; "Taking Charge, Taking Care: English for Home Health Care Training"; "New Country, New Women: Caregiver Stories"; "Building Community through Family: Family Web Page and Quilt Project." Four appendices include "Texts, Lessons, and Thematic Units: A Framework for Curriculum Development"; "Sample Lesson from 'Stories To Tell Our Children'"; "Sample Thematic Unit from 'Collaborations'"; and "Thematic Unit Checklist." Further resources, 4 books and 19 ERIC Digests, are suggested. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Charts, Check Lists, Class Activities, Culturally Relevant Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Instructional Materials, Lesson Plans, Limited English Speaking, Literacy Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Lila Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Delta Systems Inc., McHenry, IL.
Identifiers - Location: China; Laos; Mexico