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ERIC Number: ED329122
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Pages: 19
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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: State of the Profession.
Cooney, Barbara Leigh
Kobe College Studies, v37 n1 p75-90 Jul 1990
Great strides have been made in the profession of teaching English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) during its first two decades. This is evidenced by the scope of exchange at annual professional association meetings, annual conferences of affiliate organizations, and publication of newsletters and journals. Professionals are actively continuing the process of defining guidelines and criteria. Professionalization has evolved primarily inward, through peer interaction, first on pedagogical concerns and then on employment and professional standards, continued research, recognized standards, and instructional programs. In the future, the process of professionalization will gradually increase its outward focus by creating public awareness of the value of professionals in an ESOL program. External recognition and acceptance are vital to the completion of the evolutionary process of professionalization of the ESOL field. Recognition will benefit all, especially students. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Professionalism