ERIC Number: ED458839
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Successful Instruction for Literacy-Level Adults. CARLA Working Paper.
This report explores a range of issues related to the successful instruction of literacy-level English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) adults. The paper describes types of programs as well as factors that affect this population. Through a series of teacher interviews, the unique characteristics of these learners as well as suggested curricula are detailed. Appendices include suggested student materials and a reading list. The report is divided into six sections: introduction, types of programs, literature review (including native language literacy, age, trauma, family demands, cultural and individual beliefs, sociopolitical concerns), teacher interviews, curriculum (goals of a literacy-level course, sequence, presentation [including techniques and sample lessons], and assessment), and teacher training workshop materials. (Contains 50 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Interviews, Language Minorities, Language Teachers, Lesson Plans, Literacy Education, Literature Reviews, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Sociolinguistics, State Programs, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota