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Listening to students' voices: educational materials written by and for LEP adult literacy learners

Series or Serial: ERIC NCLE Digest

Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1989

Distributor: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education, An Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse, Center for Applied Linguistics

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street, NW

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: 202-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Adult Literacy; Instructional Materials

Across the United States, literacy and general education programs for adults learning English are discovering the power of learners' stories, encouraging and helping learners to express their life events orally or in writing, and publish those accounts as materials for other students learning to read and write in English. This digest gives a rationale for an approach to teaching literacy using materials written by students. Features of a successful writing and publishing program, program descriptions, and sources of published materials written by adult learners are also presented.

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