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Adult English as a second language programs: an overview of policies, participants and practices

Corporate Name: Mathematica Policy Research, Washington, DC

Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Planning and Policy, Multilevel Special Populations Division

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1996

Distributor: Clearinghouse on Adult Education and Literacy, Division of Adult Education and Literacy, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S. Department of Education

Source Address: 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Mary E. Switzer Bldg, Room 4428

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20202-7240

Phone: 202-205-9996

Material Type: Research/Technical Report

Intended Audience: Policy Maker

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 51 p.

Subjects: English (Second Language); Adult Education;

Abstract:
This research report provides an overview of the issues central to federally supported adult ESL programs in the United States. Major sections of the report include: need and demand; administration, funding, and staffing; curricular and instructional approaches; assessment, evaluation and accountability structures; available evidence of effectiveness; and future research needed.

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