ERIC Number: ED228887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language. An Evaluation of Calgary Board of Education ESL Services Grades 1-12. Summary Report.
Barrington, Gail V.
This summary of a needs assessment evaluation provides a list of recommendations and some sample English as a second language student profiles in the introductory pages, two chapters that present the various aspects of the program under study, and conclusions and recommendations. Chapter I describes (1) the student population (most from Asian countries); (2) their language skill ratings; (3) the teaching staff; (4) the general philosophy of the program and the various types of programs; (5) reasons for an evaluation study, which were related to the factors of rapid population growth, appropriateness of program delivery modes, and need for policy development; and (6) an outline of the five research questions related to the areas examined. Chapter II summarizes the conclusions drawn from the data organized according to the five research questions. The five areas are: students needs, program needs, staff needs, resource needs, and communication needs. The report concludes that the program is basically successful, and recommends that the schools support the concept of multiculturalism. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Assessment, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Family School Relationship, Foreign Countries, Limited English Speaking, Needs Assessment, Organizational Communication, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Student Needs
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Planning and Research Branch.
Authoring Institution: Calgary Board of Education (Alberta).
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)