ERIC Number: ED457704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
English Literacy and Civics Education for Adult Learners. Special Policy Update.
This report summarizes the federal legislation authorizing the English Literacy and Civics Education (EL/CE) initiative, discusses the background of English literacy and civics education in the United States, and describes the adult English language learner population today. In addition, the report also reviews the current status of the EL/CE initiative, highlighting promising practices of the EL/CE demonstration projects now underway. Section headings include the following: "Overview"; "Federal Legislation"; "English Literacy Instruction and Civics Education in the United States"; "Instructional Approaches Used With the Adult English Language Learner Population"; "Profiles of the English Literacy and Civics Education Demonstration Projects" (which includes subheadings on the purpose of the projects, partnerships, needs assessment, approaches, curriculum, assessment tools, professional development, and products); "English Literacy and Civics Education Demonstration Project Information"; and "Recommended Resources." (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Civics, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Immigrants, Limited English Speaking, Literacy, National Programs
National Institute for Literacy, 1775 I St., NW, Suite 730, Washington, DC 20006-2417. Tel: 800-228-8813 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/policy/esl.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. for Literacy, Washington, DC.