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ERIC Number: ED465014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Pages: 637
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Toward a New Pluralism in ABE/ESOL Classrooms: Teaching to Multiple "Cultures of Mind." Research Monograph. NCSALL Reports.
Kegan, Robert; Broderick, Maria; Drago-Severson, Eleanor; Helsing, Deborah; Popp, Nancy; Portnow, Kathryn
This document contains information about and from a study of the experiences of 41 adults enrolled in adult basic education/English for speakers of other languages (ABE/ESOL) programs that was conducted to determine what their learning meant to them and to identify strategies for developing a new pluralism in ABE/ESOL classrooms and teaching to multiple "cultures of mind." Chapter 1 situates the study's approach within the context of the ABE/ESOL literature. Chapter 2 provides an overview of the study methodology and the developmental perspective underpinning the study. Chapters 3-9 consist of the following reports that emerged from the study: "Our Developmental Perspective on Adulthood" (Nancy Popp, Kathryn Portnow); "A Developmental View of ESOL Students' Identity Transitions in a Urban Community College" (Deborah Helsing, Maria Broderick, James Hammerman); "'Becoming What I Really Am': Stories of Self-Definition and Self-Expansion in an Even Start ABE/ESOL Family Literacy Program: A Developmental Perspective" (Kathryn Portnow, Ann Diamond, Katie Pakos Rimer); "'Not I Alone': The Power of Adult Learning in the Polaroid Cohort" (Eleanor Drago-Severson, Jennifer Garvey Berger); "'We're Trying to Get Ahead': A Developmental View of Changes in Polaroid Learners' Conceptions of Their Motivations for Learning, Expectations of Teachers, and Relationship to Work" (Eleanor Drago-Severson); "Competence as a Developmental Process" (Nancy Popp, Lisa Boes); and "Towards Meaning-Centered Considerations of Policy and Practice: Summary and Implications." Most chapters contain substantial bibliographies. A standardized measures analysis report and developmental skill matrices are appended. (MN)
For full text: http://gseweb.harvard.edu/~ncsall/research/reports.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy, Boston, MA.