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ERIC Number: ED331280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of TESOL Preparation Programs in the U.S.
Zhang, Xiaolin
A survey of training programs for teachers of English as a Second Language is presented. The survey focused on 177 graduate level ESL teacher education programs. The study categorized 177 graduate-level programs into three groups. Over 1,300 different course titles occurring 2,567 times across the programs are integrated in 27 areas that are later reorganized into more general categories of conformity with those representing the competency objectives of the English-as-a-Second-or Other-Language (ESOL) teacher education programs in the Guidelines for the Certification and Preparation of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the United States. The program's admission criteria and program requirements are also studied. Findings are quantified and tabulated for clear presentation and cross comparison. A discussion of the results in light of the guidelines and research in TESOL teacher education concludes the paper. (MSE) (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Literacy Education)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: United States
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English To Speakers of Other Languages (24th, San Francisco, CA, March 6-10, 1990).