ERIC Number: ED369277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Human Resources Development in the Management of English Language Programs: An Introduction for Teachers.
Pennington, Martha C.
It is proposed that the training of teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL) who anticipate long careers in the field should include a program management training component in addition to traditional pedagogical components. In this approach, management of an ESL program is conceptualized as human resource management, including physical resources such as classrooms and materials, and the human resources of students, faculty, and administrative staff. Focus of the current discussion is on the human resources aspect of program administration, and on the interrelationships between decision-making and resource management. Basic considerations in student resource management examined here include recruitment, admissions, orientation/advising, and alumni relations. Faculty development considerations include structuring of staffing needs, matching hiring decisions with organizational needs, and provision of ongoing professional development opportunities. Issues in administrative resource development include promotion of technical, human, and conceptual skills in administrative staff at all levels. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Sadtono, Eugenius, Ed. Language Teacher Education in a Fast-Changing World. Anthology Series 29; see FL 022 023.