ERIC Number: ED482785
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Reading and Adult English Language Learners: A Review of the Research. Series on Preparing Adult English Language Learners for Success.
Burt, Miriam; Peyton, Joy Kreeft; Adams, Rebecca
This book summarizes the research on adult English language learners (ELLs) reading English, offering English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers and administrators suggestions for instruction and noting areas where further research is needed. It is based on an annotated bibliography of research on reading development for adult learners of English in the United states from 1980-00. Four sections focus on the following: (1) "Factors Influencing Adult Literacy Development in English" (first language literacy, educational background, second language proficiency, and learner goals); (2) "The Process of Learning to Read in a Second Language" (theories and research and implications for practice); (3) "Reading to Learn" (theories and research and implications for practice); and (4)"Summary of Findings and Implications for Practice and Research" (personal factors, the reading process, implications for practice, and areas for further research). (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education.) (Contains 84 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Educational Theories, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning, Student Characteristics
National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20016-1859. Tel: 202-362-0700; Fax: 202-362-3740; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.cal.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; National Center for ESL Literacy Education, Washington, DC.