Selected Full-text Documents
Critical Literacy for Adult English Language
This ERIC Digest discusses the meaning of Critical Literacy, as well as the importance of critical literacy in the instruction of adult English Language Learners. Suggestions for incorporating critical literacy into the adult education curriculum are included.
Culture, Health, and Literacy: A Guide to Health
Education Materials for Adults with Limited English Literacy Skills
Most of the materials discussed in this online guide are intended for health care practitioners working with patients with limited English literacy skills, or adult literacy practitioners -particularly English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers-who want to incorporate health topics into their curricula. But this guide can be useful to anyone working with people from different cultures or adults with limited literacy skills.
The Refugee Experience: Psychosocial Training Module
This is an online version of a training module prepared in the U.K.. "The material is designed for humanitarian workers and refugee policy makers who do not necessarily have a professional background in the social sciences. The content reflects areas of concern that we feel it is helpful to be sensitive to in refugee work."
Practitioner Tool Kit: Working with Adult English Language Learners http://www.cal.org/caela/tools/program_development/CombinedFilesl.pdf
This document contains sections titled "Parent Education in Family Literacy Programs" and "Topics in Adult ESL Education and Family Literacy". The document also contains activity packets that teachers can use in their classes with learners from beginning to advanced levels of English language and literacy.
Library Literacy Programs for English
Language Learners http://eric.ed.gov/ERICDocs/data/ericdocs2sql/content_storage_01
This digest summarizes the history of public libraries and library literacy programs; describes current delivery models; and discusses initiatives in library literacy, profiling one successful public library program that serves adult English language learners and their families.