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CBAE ESL Experimental Curriculum Collection at the California Adult Education Archives
OTAN FA 008  
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  • Collection Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Administrative History
  • Indexing Terms
  • Scope and Content of the Collection

  • Collection Summary

    Title: CBAE ESL Experimental Curriculum
    Date (inclusive): 1970-1979
    Identifier/Call Number: OTAN FA 008
    Creator: California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Division
    Physical Description: Two file storage boxes
    Repository: Sacramento County Office of Education. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.
    P.O. Box 269003
    Sacramento, CA 95826-9003
    Abstract: This collection contains pilot versions of four life-skills curriculum projects developed in California in the 1970s. The projects are Asian Project/ESL: a new approach for the 21st century; Integrated Competency-Based Bilingual Vocational English as a Second Language (ICB-VESL); Basic Reading and Language Development; and Project ABLE. Two of the pilots, the Asian Project and ICB-VESL, were later published commercially. Samples of the publication versions of the Asian Project are also included.
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Location: The materials are in the California Adult Education Archives maintained by the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network at the Sacramento County Office of Education. For current information on the location of the materials, please consult the OTAN Web site at http://www.otan.us.

    Access

    The collection is open for research by appointment. Please call the Outreach and Technical Assistance Network.

    Publication Rights

    California Adult Education archival materials are publicly funded and not subject to copyright restrictions. Publications should properly reference the Archives and the specific collection that contains the quoted materials. See Preferred Citation. Some copyrighted materials are contained within this collection and the copyright has not been ceded to the Archives. For these materials, the owner of the copyright should be contacted.

    Preferred Citation

    Guide to the CBAE ESL Experimental Curriculum Collection at the California Adult Education Archives. OTAN FA 008. Outreach and Technical Assistance Network, Sacramento County Office of Education, Sacramento, CA

    Acquisition Information

    The items in this collection were donated to the California Adult Education Archives by various California adult educators. The ICB-VESL series was contributed by K. Lynn Savage, the principal developer on the ICB-VESL project. Following evaluation, the materials were combined into a single collection because of similarities of format and content.

    Administrative History

    In the 1970s, California adult education's already large population of immigrant students who required English as a second language education was increased dramatically by an influx of Southeast Asian refugees. The State Department of Education used federal funds to develop life-skills oriented curriculum that was suited to the needs of the new residents. This collection contains samples of two of the most widely used curriculum projects and of two other more obscure projects developed during the period.
    The Asian Project was a complete curriculum developed to meet the needs of immigrants with beginning and intermediate language skills by the largest school district in California, Los Angeles Unified. The principal developer was Sadae Iwataki. The Asian Project was piloted and marketed under several names including Bridging the Asian language and cultural gap, and most prominently as ESL: a new approach for the 21st century. The materials were published commercially by Modulearn Inc. and were somtimes referred to as the Modulearn materials. Ultimately they were distributed by DELTA Systems Inc.
    The ICB-VESL (integrated competency-based vocational English as a second language) was sponsored by the Chinatown Resources and Development Center in San Francisco. The curriculum combined CBAE with bilingual vocational ESL and included cultural notes translated into four languages. ICB-VESL was extensively piloted in California. Materials developed from ICB-VESL were published by Scott Foresman under the title English That Works. The project director was David Hemphill and the principal developer was K. Lynn Savage.
    The more obscure projects are Basic Reading and Language Development and Project ABLE. The introductions in the materials indicate that they are pilots developed in San Diego, but no information has been retained regarding uses or outcomes.

    Indexing Terms

    Corporate Names

    Association of California School Administrators
    California. Bureau of Adult Education
    California. Dept. of Education. Adult Education Division
    Chinatown Resources Development Center (San Francisco, Calif.)
    San Diego County (Calif.). Education, Office of San Diego Unified School District

    Personal Names

    Philip G. Jackson
    David Hemphill
    K. Lynn Savage
    Sadae Iwataki

    Subject (ERIC Thesaurus)

    Adult Education
    Adult Literacy
    Beginning Reading
    Competency Based Education
    English (Second Language)
    Vocational Engligh (Second Language)

    Scope and Content of the Collection

    This collection contains samples of the pilot versions of two of the most widely used competency-based adult curriculum projects developed in California during the 1970s and of two other more obscure projects.
    The Asian project, widely known as ESL: a new approach for the 21st century, contains three modules from the early pilot version published by the Los Angeles Unified School District, four volumes published in an early format by Modulearn Inc., three volumns published in a revised format by Modulearn Inc., and two volumns published by DELTA Systems Inc.
    The ICB-VESL (integrated competency-based bilingual vocational English as a second language) project is a complete set of the pilot materials.
    Basic Reading and Language Development is a binder with 2 inches of single-sided pages.
    Project Able consists of six folders containing pilot versions of units 5-11.

    Arrangement of the Collection

    This collection is divided into four series, one for each curriculum project. The two larger projects are divided into sub-series.
    The Asian Project collection went through several format changes and was distributed by two commercial publishers. The four sub-series have samples from the original Los Angeles Unified School District format, two formats used to publish the materials by Modulearn Inc. and a format used by DELTA Systems Inc.
    The five sub-series of the ICB-VESL project are sections of the pilot materials. They are Cycle 1, Cycle 2, Flashcards, Narrative language components, and Using references, maps and directories.