Passing the torch: strategies for innovation in community college ESL
Corporate Name: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy
Publisher: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)
Published At: New York, NY
Date Published: February 26, 2007
Distributor: Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy (CAAL)
Source Address: 1221 Avenue of the Americas - 46th Floor
Source City/State/Zip: New York NY 10020
Material Type: Research/Technical Report
Intended Audience: Policy Maker
Physical Media: Print
Physical Description: 153 p.
Subjects: English (Second Language); Community Colleges; Financial Support; Adult Education; Noncredit Courses; Program Effectiveness; Policy Analysis; Administrative Organization; Learning Strategies; Curriculum; Thematic Approach; Vocational English (Second Language)
This report provides an "in-depth look" at ESL program service in several community colleges across the nation, with a focus on 'non-credit ESL'. A major section of the report deals with costs and funding issues. Strategies examined in the report include curricular integration, co-enrollment, vocational ESL programs and the Spanish GED, as well as high intensity instruction, learning outside the classroom, and the use of 'learner-centered' thematic curricula, plus faculty training, development and quality. The report is intended for use by both "designers of community college ESL service and policymakers and private funders". Included in the Appendices are an Executive Summary [also accessible as a separate link], College Fact Sheet, and a description of the VESL Immersion Program (VIP) at the City College of San Francisco. [See also The Council for Advancement of Adult Literacy website at www.caalusa.org to directly access this document and other reports/publications.]
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