ERIC Number: ED373580
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan-14
Reference Count: N/A
English as a Second Language Program Review Report and Recommendations.
Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).
This report presents the results of an evaluation of the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs in the Nanaimo (British Columbia, Canada) public schools. An introductory section gives background information on the history of ESL programs in the district, the origins and design of the study, and four principles (utility, feasibility, propriety, and accuracy) guiding the investigation. The main portion of the report details findings in four areas: (1) attitudes and beliefs of learners, parents, teachers, and other school personnel; (2) the impact of the program on students, parents, teachers, and school personnel and administrators; (3) processes through which the program is initiated, interpreted, and supported, and the nature of the program as it develops in practice; and (4) program nature, relevance, suitability, and accessibility and the satisfaction of educational partners with their level of involvement in program planning, development, and implementation. Within these four categories, key issues and potential uses for information gathered in the study are summarized. The report concludes with 25 specific recommendations for school district action. Appended materials include additional program background information, details of provincial funding and policy, support documents reviewed for the study, school district ESL program philosophy, and survey response tabulations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Change Strategies, Educational Attitudes, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Instructional Improvement, Parent Attitudes, Participant Satisfaction, Program Design, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Resource Allocation, School Districts, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nanaimo School District #68 (British Columbia).