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Creating a professional workforce in adult ESL literacy

Series or Serial: ERIC NCLE digest

Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1994

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

Source Address: 1118 22nd Street, N.W.

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20037

Phone: (202)-429-9292

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: Administrator

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: English (Second Language); Adult Literacy; Professional Personnel; Professional Development; Work Environment; Credentials

This digest explores the issue of professionalism in adult ESL literacy. It describes the current conditions of the ESL workforce, it discusses the role credentialing and certification might play in the professionalization process, and it highlights several professional development models the field might consider to help create a professional workforce.

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