ERIC Number: ED395465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May
Preparation of Administrators for English as a Second Language Programs.
Hussein, Anwar Ahmed
A study was undertaken to assess the adequacy of current Master's and doctoral English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) and applied linguistics program curricula in preparing administrators acquainted with administrative theories. Secondary objectives were to determine the appropriateness of such programs in preparing students for teaching, research, and publication responsibilities, the level of satisfaction that ESL and applied linguistics specialists have with their training, and graduates' perceived level of success in supervising their programs. Data were gathered in a survey of 100 program administrators. Results show that graduates of ESL and applied linguistics graduate programs were very well prepared for their academic responsibilities but not for their administrative duties. As a result, 79 percent of respondents would like current programs to fill this gap. However, respondents reported that they were successful in supervising their programs due to administrative skills acquired through practice and experience, seeking help from other administrators and in-service training. Contains five pages of references. Appendices contain the cover letters, the survey instrument, and a list of institutions surveyed. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Administrator Education, Applied Linguistics, Curriculum Design, Educational Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Effectiveness, Relevance (Education), Second Language Programs, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Doctoral Dissertation, Arizona State University.