Orem, Richard A.
M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)
Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies
Adult education--Illinois||English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers
This paper focuses on adult ESL student and teacher attitudes toward survival skills. Forty students and twenty-five teachers were selected from a community college ESL program to participate in the study. The findings suggest an unusually high degree of interest in survival skills, both from a student's and teacher's point of view. The results support the adult education theory which suggests that the curriculum should incorporate relevancy into a program of instruction and that learning activities should be centered around real- life experience. Needs assessment is explored as a tool for determining instructional relevancy.
Dakin, Ginger L., "Determining Educational needs of adult ESL learners : a case study" (1992). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 2140.
v, 117 pages
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