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Philosophies and approaches in adult ESL literacy instruction

Series or Serial: ERIC NCLE Digest

Publisher: National Clearinghouse on Literacy Education

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1995

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: Mentor/Teacher/Trainer

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Adult Education; English (Second Language);

Abstract:
The digest gives an overview of five approaches currently used in adult English as a second language (ESL) literacy instruction. The approaches are Freirean/Participatory, Whole Language, Language Experience, Learner Writing and Publishing, and Competency Based Education.

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