ERIC Number: ED372891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Help! They Don't Speak English Starter Kit for Administrators.
State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Migrant Education Program.
This resource guide is designed to assist administrators and teachers of limited-English-proficient (LEP) migrant students. A section on students' rights highlights key federal legislation, court rulings, and administrative regulations addressing language-minority students and the legal responsibilities of educational agencies serving them. The guide explains administrative responsibilities in terms of registering, placing, and serving LEP students. A section for teachers with LEP students describes strategies such as total physical response, cooperative learning, language experience, reading aloud, shared reading, process writing, and language learning in the content areas. A section on assessment provides some suggestions for getting started on assessing the language proficiency of migrant students. The guide offers general guidelines and strategies for cross-cultural education. It also suggests ways to involve parents of migrant children in their child's schooling. The resource section contains lists and descriptions of resource organizations, suggested materials for students and teachers, sources of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) materials, federal education programs for LEP students, and a glossary of second language education terms. It also contains additional readings on ESL programs, sheltered English instruction, grade retention, collaboration, and ESL teacher education. The text is preceded by an ERIC digest on the topic of helping new LEP students. (KS)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Educational Administration, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Parent Participation, Second Language Instruction, Student Rights, Teaching Methods
Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training (ESCORT), Bugbee Hall-305, Oneonta, NY 13820 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oneonta. Coll. at Oneonta. Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training.; Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Migrant Education Program.