ERIC Number: ED306908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Education. English as a Second Language Programs.
Houston Univ., TX. Clear Lake City Branch.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.
This report discusses the bilingual education/English as a Second Language (ESL) program at the Univesity of Houston-Clear Lake. These programs have attracted qualified preservice and inservice teachers and support personnel who serve or will serve the 20 local school districts. The student population in the programs has grown 900% since 1979 and the programs are now supported by two full-time and two adjunct faculty. Innovative features of the training program include: the use of technology in the dual language classroom; the integration of parent education in the curriculum; and the incorporation of field observations and research. The programs emphasize such things as: addressing levels of achievement; identifying and addressing individual differences and learning styles; learning to organize the classroom to stimulate learning; and learning how social, cultural, and environmental factors impact learning. Long range goals include: sensitizing the preservice and inservice trainees to the needs of the minority student population; increasing the enrollment and retention of minority faculty and students; and infusing instructional technology into the curriculum. These programs have made a substantial contribution to teacher education in the areas of instruction, research, and service. Supporting materials in an attached booklet include a table on meeting long range goals, a bilingual education/ESL organizational chart, a detailed budget, and a journal article discussing the project. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Houston Univ., TX. Clear Lake City Branch.; American Association of State Colleges and Universities, Washington, DC.