ERIC Number: ED245543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
English as a Second Language/Dialect (ESL/D). Guidelines and Suggestions for the Administration and Organization of Programs. Interim Edition.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Guidelines and suggestions for administering programs of English as a second language or dialect (ESL/D) address a variety of issues. The first section outlines the rationale and philosophy behind the materials, including definitions of an ESL student and program, definitions of a second dialect student and program, and philosophy, goals, and objectives of an ESL/D program. The second section looks at the nature of culture, cross-cultural adaptation and its stages, probable student behaviors in this adjustment process, schools and cultures, helping ESL/D students adjust, and helping schools adjust. Section three reviews assessment and placement procedures: initial placement and assessment, reception and orientation, records and reporting procedures, review and reassessment of student progress, criteria for transition from ESL/D to the regular program, ongoing evaluation, and achievement tests. The fourth section outlines the types of ESL/D programs offered in Canadian schools and their advantages and disadvantages: reception classes, part-day classes, withdrawal programs (resource rooms and itinerant teachers) to help students make the transition to a new culture, transitional classes, support programs within a regular classroom, and bilingual programs. The fifth section notes potential human resources in the school and community. Forms and tests are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Administrator Guides, Culture Contact, Definitions, Dialects, Educational Philosophy, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Measurement Techniques, Program Administration, Program Design, Records (Forms), Second Language Instruction, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.