ERIC Number: ED208661
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
BESL Handbook for Spanish/English BESL Classes.
Haney, Carol M.; Decker, Bob D.
This handbook contains information to assist teachers serving in Bilingual/English as a second language (BESL) assignments. Its purpose is to provide focus to the BESL program and to help LEP (Limited English Proficient) students improve their ability to read, write, and speak English, while developing needed concepts and skills. It was prepared by a committee of teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators working with students during the 1977-81 school years and is intended for use in the Long Beach Unified School District's Spanish/English bilingual classes, grades K-8. The BESL handbook includes ten sections devoted to the following topics: (1) philosophy and goals of programs using bilingual education procedures, techniques, and methods; (2) organizational design, including remarks on the self-contained bilingual classroom and on team teaching; (3) guidelines and information about materials and district resources; (4) cognitive learning styles; (5) approaches to bilingual lesson delivery; (6) oral language skills, Spanish and English; (7) Spanish Reading Skills; (8) English Reading Skills (Transfer); (9) cultural activities; and (10) parent involvement. An appendix lists often-used acronyms. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Long Beach Unified School District, CA.
Identifiers: California (Long Beach)