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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ACELA GONZALEZ

RESTRICTIONS, LITERARY RIGHTS, QUOTATIONS

PREFACE

INTERVIEW HISTORY

INTERVIEW November 30, 1995

[Tape 1, Side A]

Background — Coming to the United States — Starting school — Learning English — Barriers to immigrant education — High school and college — Shirley Edwards, ESL teacher and mentor — Beginning teaching — Teacher training — Procedures for hiring teachers — Diverse student populations — Impact of immigrant background on own teaching

[Tape 1, Side B]

From part—time to full—time employment — ESL at community colleges and adult schools — Special problems of part—time teachers — Impact of funding on staff training — Site coordinator — Becoming a teacher trainer ESL Institute modules — Mentors — ESL coordinator — ESL model standards — Quality indicators — Crossroads Cafe — Impact of public policy initiatives — Refugees — Need for ESL literacy — Amnesty — Employability programs

[Tape 2, Side A]

Voluntary and mandatory attendance — Changes in ESL through the years — Adaptability of competency based adult education — Impact of staff turnover — How to improve programs — Role of professional organizations — Importance of adult education — Key forces in adult education — Predictions — Rewards of work in adult education

INDEX

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION