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ERIC Number: EJ876443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1045-1595
Inquiry in the Adult Classroom: An ESL Literacy Experience
Larrotta, Clarena
Adult Learning, v18 n3-4 p25-29 Sum-Fall 2007
The author conducted a qualitative research study (Larrotta, 2005) and collected data on the use of inquiry cycles as a pedagogic activity to provide students with opportunities to develop ESL (English as a second language) literacy. The purpose of this paper is to share the author's findings on implementing inquiry cycles in an ESL literacy class with 17 Hispanic adults who were enrolled in a cost-free adult literacy program in Central Texas. From experience working as a volunteer instructor in ESL literacy programs and as reported by the study participants, two main problems were identified: (1) student engagement; and (2) transferability of lessons to students' lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas