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ERIC Number: ED248691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Director's Job Skills in Intensive English Programs.
Matthies, Barbara F.
American Language Journal, v2 n1 p5-16 Spr 1984
A survey of directors of intensive English programs (IEPs) about their education, experience, skills, job satisfaction, program size and structure, membership in professional associations, and interest in further training had a response from 177 professionals felt to be representative of the profession, for a 52% response rate. The five most highly rated job skills were: (1) communicating effectively across cultures; (2) maintaining an environment conducive to learning; (3) developing a staff team; (4) managing available time efficiently; and (5) evaluating the IEP's needs. The five skills the respondents rated as their best include: (1) teaching courses within the IEP; (2) communicating effectively across cultures; (3) preparing IEP schedules; (4) explaining basic IEP operating procedures; and (5) overseeing student testing and placement. The five weakest skills included: (1) computer use; (2) proposal writing; (3) arranging extracurricular activities; (4) time management; and (5) maintaining enrollments and recruiting students. Further training was desired in: (1) maintaining enrollments and student recruitment; (2) computer use; (3) designing a comprehensive curriculum; (4) initiating constructive criticism; and (5) communicating effectively across cultures. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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