ERIC Number: ED472784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Proceedings of the National Symposium on Adult ESL Research and Practice (Washington, DC, September 4-7, 2001).
National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.
This publication offers summaries of presentations from a 2001 symposium on adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) research and practice. Presentations include the following: "Reading Research Synthesis" (Miriam Burt); "How Adults Learn to Read in English" (John Strucker); "Findings, Reactions to and Practitioner Implications of the 'What Works' Study" (Larry Condelli and Heide Spruck Wrigley); "Comments from an Instructor and Program Coordinator" (Sylvia Ramirez and David Red); "Comments from a Researcher" (JoAnn Crandall); "Comments from Teachers"; "'English for All' Video Series" (Mary Lovell); "Project-Based Learning" (MaryAnn Cunningham Florez and Lynda Terril); "Immigration Trends and Issues: A Look Ahead" (Frank Sharry); "English Language Learners with Special Needs" (Cathy Shank); "National Reporting System and ESL" (Ursula Lord); "Assessment Myths and Realities" (Carol Van Duzer); "Professional Development" (Mary Russell); "Distance Education and Classroom Education: The Hybrid Model" (Annette Zehler); and "Learning Disabilities Screening in Spanish" (Glenn Young). Data from participant evaluations of the symposium were strongly positive. Six appendixes list participants, presenters and facilitators, Office of Vocational and Adult Education and NCLE staff, government agencies and organizations, state-administered adult education program: 1999-00 enrollment, and challenges in adult ESL education. (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.