ERIC Number: ED392258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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Preparation for Administration of English as a Second Language Programs.
Hussein, Anwar A.
This paper investigates administrative training in the teaching of English-as-a-Second-Language (TESL) teacher training programs to see if current teacher training adequately meets future TESL teacher administrative training needs. A survey was mailed to all current directors of graduate TESL and applied linguistics programs in the United States. Both qualitative and quantitative data was collected from 100 participants. Findings revealed that 78% of programs did not offer any kind of administrative training; many teachers learned only by doing. For directors, 62% reported that they were poorly prepared or not at all prepared, and 79% of these directors indicated that administrative coursework should be included in training programs, such as curriculum design; requesting, developing, and allocating a budget; and program and staff evaluation. Recommendations offered include development of an administrative course for student teachers, summer programs for those already teaching, and administrative internships. The survey is appended. (Contains 19 references.) (NAV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English as a Second Language Association (Long Beach, CA, March 28-April 1, 1995).