Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Orem, Richard A.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Leadership and Educational Policy Studies

LCSH

Adult education--Illinois||English language--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [64]-69)

Extent

v, 117 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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