ERIC Number: ED362031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide for Administrators: Elementary Level Second Language Programs in Louisiana Schools. Bulletin No. 1536.
Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Foreign Languages Section.
The Louisiana guide for administration of secondary language programs in grades 4-8 outlines the state foreign language mandate and offers guidelines and suggestions for a variety of program elements. An introductory section gives the broad rationale for foreign language instruction and cites the state mandate. The guide then proceeds to specify: how the mandate is funded, for both salaries and instructional materials; staffing by Louisiana-certified teachers and foreign nationals granted interim certification; details of program administration at the state, local, school, and classroom levels; possible program models (FLES and immersion); preferred teaching methods and techniques; and suggested methods for evaluation of programs, teachers, and students. Appended materials include: suggested instructional times, with reference to state polices; state policy memoranda concerning second language programs in grades 4-8; notes on interim certification for foreign teachers; tips for receiving foreign teachers into the local system, including host family role; an articulation planning chart; notes on evaluation of foreign teachers; and evaluation forms. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Classroom Techniques, Educational Technology, Financial Support, FLES, Foreign Nationals, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Records (Forms), School Policy, Second Language Programs, Staff Utilization, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Teacher Certification, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Dept. of Education, Baton Rouge. Foreign Languages Section.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana