ERIC Number: ED373567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Leadership for Change in Bilingual/ESL Education.
Discovering Our Experiences: Studies in Bilingual/ESL Education, Fall 1993
This new serial publication is designed to provide teachers, administrators, and policy makers who work with English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) students with a forum for presenting innovations, concerns, and recommendations related to the schooling of language minority students. The main section of the publication, "Describing Our Experiences," uses a case study format to present interviews of four school principals and one state agency official. The principals, who are identified by pseudonyms to preserve their anonymity, answered questions about their schools and their leadership styles in relation to the struggle of providing for the educational needs of language minority students. Roberto Zamora, executive assistant to the commissioner of the Texas Education Agency (TEA), answered questions about the agency's leadership role in regard to testing and assessment of language minority students. Following each interview is an assessment of each interviewee's strengths and leadership style. Other sections of the publication include: (1) "Point of View," which presents an article on the current ESL assessment criteria developed by the TEA; (2) "Practice and Research," with an article on teacher-directed research in the classroom; (3) a reader response survey; and (4) a preview of the next issue. (MDM)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Bilingual Education, Case Studies, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Interviews, Language Research, Principals, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, State Officials, State Programs, Student Evaluation
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Texas Woman's Univ., Denton.