Workplace ESL Instruction: Interviews from the Field

Table of Contents




Program Types
Issues and Challenges

Service Provider Partnership Models

The Workplace-Education Partnership Model
The Workplace-Union Partnership Model
The ESL Education within a Workplace Model
The Workplace-Private Contractor Partnership Model
The Workplace-Community-Based Organization Partnership Model

Trends, Challenges & Issues

Securing Funding
Involving All Partners
Focusing on Education or Training?
Customizing the Curricula or Developing Generic Competencies?
Demonstrating Results
Developing a Professional Workforce for the Delivery of Instruction

Agenda for Research

Workplace Skills and Discourse
What Works in Workplace Education
How to Assess Program Outcomes, Costs, and Benefits



Appendix A: List of Programs

Appendix B: Interview Summaries