ERIC Number: ED248691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
The Director's Job Skills in Intensive English Programs.
Matthies, Barbara F.
American Language Journal, v2 n1 p5-16 Spr 1984
A survey of directors of intensive English programs (IEPs) about their education, experience, skills, job satisfaction, program size and structure, membership in professional associations, and interest in further training had a response from 177 professionals felt to be representative of the profession, for a 52% response rate. The five most highly rated job skills were: (1) communicating effectively across cultures; (2) maintaining an environment conducive to learning; (3) developing a staff team; (4) managing available time efficiently; and (5) evaluating the IEP's needs. The five skills the respondents rated as their best include: (1) teaching courses within the IEP; (2) communicating effectively across cultures; (3) preparing IEP schedules; (4) explaining basic IEP operating procedures; and (5) overseeing student testing and placement. The five weakest skills included: (1) computer use; (2) proposal writing; (3) arranging extracurricular activities; (4) time management; and (5) maintaining enrollments and recruiting students. Further training was desired in: (1) maintaining enrollments and student recruitment; (2) computer use; (3) designing a comprehensive curriculum; (4) initiating constructive criticism; and (5) communicating effectively across cultures. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrator Characteristics, Administrator Qualifications, Administrator Role, College Second Language Programs, Computer Literacy, Curriculum Development, Efficiency, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Intercultural Communication, Job Satisfaction, Job Skills, Management Teams, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Occupational Information, Personnel Management, Professional Associations, Public Relations, Scheduling, Second Language Instruction, Student Placement, Student Recruitment, Testing, Time Management
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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