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Condition: Very Good Author: Sheila K. Rosenberg
Publication Year: 01/01/2008 Subject: Language & Linguistics
Format: Paperback Subject 2: ELT Course Materials
Language: English ISBN: 9781862012684
EAN: 9781862012684

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Presents a critical evaluation of adult ESOL provision which contributes to debates on adult education, citizenship and entitlement. This work also offers a history of ESOL that charts the history of UK immigration.

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Author(s)Sheila K. Rosenberg
PublisherNational Institute of Adult Continuing Education
Date of Publication01/01/2008
GenreELT Course Materials

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Place of PublicationLeicester
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintNational Institute of Adult Continuing Education
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Width156 mm
Height234 mm
Pagination352 pp

Table Of ContentsThematic strands (see over for full contents listing); * Language: the effects of changing theories and practice of language teaching and learning; and the increasing dominance of English as a world language; * Government attitudes to and provision for immigration, refuge and settlement; * International economic, social and political factors; * Central, local, community and voluntary organisation responses to meeting the needs of ESOL learners; * The adult basic skills campaign in the UK from the 1970s and its relationship to the funding and provision of ESOL. Introduction: setting out aims and brief background history of ESOL; Chapter 1: 1870-1930; Jewish settlement, especially in London's East End. Role of voluntary organisations and self-help texts; Methodology and materials used at the time. Issues of mother tongue maintenance, assimilation/integration; Chapter 2: 1930-1950; (i) Refugees from the Spanish Civil War and Nazi Europe. Teaching methodology and materials used: Berlitz, Linguaphone, Pitmans, Eckersley; (ii) Free French and other patriot forces. Role of armed forces education service and voluntary organisations; Chapter 3: 1950s and 1960s; The different challenges from post-war patterns of immigration and refuge; (i) Immigration statistics. (ii) Government responses. (iii) Local Education Authority responses. (iv) BBC response. (v) Community response. (vi) DES response (vii) The position of ESOL teaching in the 1960s; Chapter 4: 1970s; The period of expansion; Russell Report 1973. The role of the ILEA. Establishment and contribution of Language and Literacy Unit, its organisational influence, training and publications; The continuing impact of Section 11 and other forms of funding. Impact of succeeding waves of refugees from Latin America, Uganda, Cambodia, Vietnam. (none of them provided for under Section 11 funding); The role of the National Extension College (NEC) in publishing materials. Influence of the Council of Europe Threshold level and CILT; Chapter 5: 1980-1992; Consolidation and retrenchment; Relationship with the adult literacy movement. Abolition of the ILEA 1989. Abolition of Industrial Language Training 1989. The particular vulnerability of adult and community education; The recognition of other community languages; Chapter 6: 1993-2000; From incorporation to Moser Committee; The establishment of the Adult Basic Skills Strategy Unit within the central government education department. The ESOL profession's response. Critique of materials and training; Chapter 7: 2000 onwards; Importance of ESOL professional contribution, especially NATECLA, to developing the National Curriculum, teacher training and targets. Security for ESOL but dangers in aligning the needs of ESOL learners with those of Basic Skills students and the absence of the dimensions racial discrimination and social cohesion.
Author BiographySheila K. Rosenberg was a Founder Member, and subsequently Chair, of the National Association for Teaching English as a Second Language to Adults (NATESLA, now NATECLA). She has more than 30 years' experience of teaching, training and inspecting English and ESOL, in both schools and post-schools sectors. She currently is the Archivist for NATECLA.

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A Critical History of ESOL in the UK, 1870-2006
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ISBN: 1862012687
Title: A Critical History of ESOL in the UK, 1870-2006
Author: Sheila K. Rosenberg
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