ERIC Number: ED375644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
English to Speakers of Other Languages. Resource Guide. Second Edition.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
The resource guide is designed for administrators, teachers of English as a Second Language (ESL), counselors, grade-level teachers, content-area teachers, and other school personnel who work with or make decisions regarding ESL students. Sections synthesize information on and suggest techniques for a variety of topics related to ESL. A section on student rights under federal law addresses legal responsibilities regarding language-minority students and includes relevant federal laws, litigation summaries, and legal interpretations. Another section offers suggestions for addressing first-day issues of enrollment, placement, and scheduling. A third section outlines 13 specific strategies for both ESL and grade-level teachers working with this population, and another offers specific approaches to cultural issues affecting teachers and students in a diverse classroom. Georgia Department of Education policy regarding ESL students and the state-funded program is also detailed, including procedures and criteria for entry-exit, identification and placement, class size, and teacher certification. The final section lists resource organizations, texts and materials, and contacts useful in supporting ESL students and programming. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Eligibility, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Identification, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency, Multicultural Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Public Policy, Resource Materials, Second Language Instruction, Special Education, State Aid, State Government, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Rights, Teacher Certification, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Creative Works; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.