ERIC Number: EJ717830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 26
A Community Within The Classroom: Dialogue Journal Writing of Adult ESL Learners
Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educational Planning, v15 n1 p21-32 Spr 2005
This article presents my views and reflections on working with adult ESL learners at a community-based adult literacy program in the Southwest. In this article, I share my experience working with adult learners learning English as a second language and critically address and discuss issues significant to the learners in their language and literacy education. In particular, I examine and reflect on the pedagogical practice of dialogue journal writing that brought the class together in the place where learning became the most meaningful, authentic, and collective experience. I believe that the issues discussed in the article are of interest to teachers, researchers, and teacher educators in the field of adult literacy education.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Journal Writing, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Adult Students, Adult Literacy, Literacy Education, Diaries
Commission on Adult Basic Education. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site: http://www.coabe.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Practitioners; Researchers
Authoring Institution: N/A