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Tett, Lyn, Ed.; Hamilton, Mary, Ed.; Hillier, Yvonne, Ed. – Open University Press, 2006
This book explores the social practice of literacy, numeracy and language and its implications for teaching and learning adult basic skills. Leading international experts argue that literacy, numeracy and language are more than just a set of skills or techniques, but are shaped by the social and cultural context within which they are taking place;…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Adult Literacy
Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy, New York, NY. – 2002
This publication is comprised of case statements of 14 attendees at an invitational meeting at the Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy and other adult educators. Offered as an advocacy tool for the field, these case statements represent short statements making the case for adult education and literacy; are the products of national leaders…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Advocacy
Auerbach, Elsa Roberts – 1992
This guide offers ideas for adult literacy curriculum development using a participatory approach. Its intent is not to prescribe a curriculum but to raise issues associated with the varied needs of limited-literacy students and with development of curricula to address these needs. An introductory section discusses how the guide evolved and can be…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Classroom Techniques, Course Content
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Auerbach, Elsa Roberts – Harvard Educational Review, 1989
Argues that programs teaching parents to assist children with homework practice the "deficit hypothesis" and are not based on sound research. Proposes a broader definition of family literacy that acknowledges the family's social situation, focuses on the family's strengths, and uses a social-contextual approach to curriculum development. (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Family Literacy
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Auerbach, Elsa Roberts – TESOL Quarterly, 1986
Examines key descriptors of competency-based education in light of critiques from the fields of curriculum theory, adult basic education, and second-language acquisition theory. Included is a discussion of: behavioral orientation; student-centered instruction; demonstrated mastery; and modularized instruction. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Research, English (Second Language)
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Auerbach, Elsa Roberts – College ESL, 1991
Discusses marginalization of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers and students and calls on the ESL professionals to reshape the academy, to move from a pedagogy that stresses assimilation to one that strengthens students' voices and choices. (18 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Educational Change, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Teachers
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Auerbach, Elsa Roberts; Paxton, Diane – TESOL Quarterly, 1997
Overviews an undergraduate English-as-a-Second-Language reading course's design and pedagogical processes as well as the ways students were involved in inquiry. Findings indicate that transferring second language research tools into learners' hands and inviting students to reflect critically on their own reading can increase their metacognitive…
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Critical Thinking, English (Second Language)
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Auerbach, Elsa Roberts; Burgess, Denise – TESOL Quarterly, 1985
Discusses the evaluation of "survival texts" for immigrants in terms of the accuracy of the texts' portrayal of immigrants' reality and the extent to which they shape reality. Examples show that frequently the materials' content and communicative structure do not reflect authentic interaction and that they emphasize subservient social roles. (SED)
Descriptors: Adults, Communicative Competence (Languages), Content Analysis, Daily Living Skills
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Polio, Charlene; Auerbach, Elsa Roberts – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
Arguments for students' use of their first language as well as English in the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classroom are reexamined. Pedagogical and political aspects of ESL instruction are noted. (LB)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Classroom Environment, English (Second Language), Language Acquisition