ERIC Number: ED393298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
English as a Second Language Instructors: Preservice and Inservice Training.
Hussein, Anwar A.
A 1993 national survey investigated the attitudes of current directors and coordinators of college and university English-as-a-Second-Language programs (n=100) concerning the effectiveness of graduate programs in training them for their professional and administrative responsibilities. Results indicate that graduates of these graduate programs were generally satisfied with their preparation for academic responsibilities, but few reported being offered managerial training. However, the respondents indicated relatively high effectiveness in administering their programs despite dissatisfaction with the managerial training they received in graduate programs. It is recommended that these programs incorporate a managerial training component, as an elective course from another department, in an internship, or through presentations and workshops. The survey instrument is appended. Contains 32 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Administrator Education, English (Second Language), Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Teachers, National Surveys, Preservice Teacher Education, Relevance (Education), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Qualifications
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (29th, Long Beach, CA, March 26-April 1, 1995).