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ERIC Number: ED245543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 79
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language/Dialect (ESL/D). Guidelines and Suggestions for the Administration and Organization of Programs. Interim Edition.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Guidelines and suggestions for administering programs of English as a second language or dialect (ESL/D) address a variety of issues. The first section outlines the rationale and philosophy behind the materials, including definitions of an ESL student and program, definitions of a second dialect student and program, and philosophy, goals, and objectives of an ESL/D program. The second section looks at the nature of culture, cross-cultural adaptation and its stages, probable student behaviors in this adjustment process, schools and cultures, helping ESL/D students adjust, and helping schools adjust. Section three reviews assessment and placement procedures: initial placement and assessment, reception and orientation, records and reporting procedures, review and reassessment of student progress, criteria for transition from ESL/D to the regular program, ongoing evaluation, and achievement tests. The fourth section outlines the types of ESL/D programs offered in Canadian schools and their advantages and disadvantages: reception classes, part-day classes, withdrawal programs (resource rooms and itinerant teachers) to help students make the transition to a new culture, transitional classes, support programs within a regular classroom, and bilingual programs. The fifth section notes potential human resources in the school and community. Forms and tests are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada