This Toolkit was developed by
the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) in Louisville, KY in collaboration with
the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE) at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
in Washington, DC
Under the direction and guidance of Ursula Lord, Contracting Officer Representative (COR),
Office of Vocational and Adult Education (OVAE), U.S. Department of Education.
Writers on this project include
Sylvia Cobos Lieshoff, Noemi Aguilar, and Susan McShane, NCFL
Miriam Burt, Joy Kreeft Peyton, Lynda Terrill, and Carol Van Duzer, NCLE.
Content development, editorial services, and support were provided by
Lynn Spencer and Diane DeMaio of OVAE
Akeel Zaheer, Brenda Logan, Gail Price, Jennifer McMaster, and Justin Keibler of NCFL.
We are grateful to the hundreds of respondents to NCFL's surveys and to the following focus group
participants. Their input on the strengths and challenges of adult English language learners in their
programs provided valuable insight that helped focus the content of this Toolkit.
Sr. Guadalupe Arciniega
Sisters of Loretto
Nerinx, KY 40049
Prince William County Schools
Lake Ridge, VA
Mt. Rogers Regional Adult Education Program
Even Start Family Literacy Program
Arizona Department of Education/Adult Education
The Learning Source for Adults and Families
Mary Helen Martinez
Community Action Adult Education Program
San Marcos, TX
Alliance Public Schools
Ohio Literacy Resource Center
ABE/ESL Resource Center
San Diego, CA
East Baton Rouge Parish Adult Education
Baton Rouge, LA
This project was funded through a contract from
the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Vocational and Adult Education
to DTI Associates of Arlington, Virginia.
December 10, 2004