This MA project examines the creation, implementation, and effectiveness of the guidebook, Moving Forward: A Learner-Centered and Participatory Approach to Teaching Community Adult ESL, designed to help adult English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers base their classes on the specific needs of community adult education students. This guidebook was created in response to the need for lesson plans and activities that help teachers focus on learner needs. The activities in the guidebook are based on the National Institute for Literacy's (NIFL) adult literacy initiative, Equipped for the Future (EFF) because it focuses on the tasks adults must perform to function successfully on a daily basis. Participatory Curriculum Development (PCD) was used to create the specific activities in the guidebook because its focus is on creating curriculum based on the needs of learners.
College and Department
Humanities; Linguistics and English Language
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Wiggins, Haley Lynn, "A Learner-Centered and Participtory Approach to Teaching Community Adult ESL" (2004). Theses and Dissertations. 670.
ESL, EFF, Equipped For the Future, English as a Second Language, learner-centered, participatory, adult