ERIC Number: ED415704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
English as a Second Language Teacher Resource Handbook. A Practical Guide for K-12 ESL Programs.
Hudelson, Sarah, Ed.
The handbook is designed as a practical reference for English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, and student teachers. It provides basic information on the background of ESL programs and current information on publications, standards, and special materials for elementary and secondary school ESL. It does not prescribe any specific curriculum or approach. An introductory section (P. Bruce Uhrmacher) gives an overview of the different philosophies of curriculum and how this will affect program design. Subsequent chapters include: "Current Trends in ESL Curriculum " (Else V. Hamayan); "Assessing Student Needs" (Caroline T. Linse); "Funding Curriculum Projects"; "Outline of Topics and Skills Covered in Teaching ESL K-12" (Linda New Levine);"State-Level Curriculum Guidelines: An Analysis" (Phillip C. Gonzales); "State-Level Curriculum Guidelines: A Listing"; "Testing as an Assessment Tool" (Mark S. Patkowski); "Recommended Curricular Materials" (Lenora Cook); "Ideas for Special Projects" (Dorothea B. Hickey); "Children's Trade Books: A Guide to Resources" (Violet Harris); "Curriculum Material Producers"; "Statewide Textbook Adoption"; "Index to Reviews of Educational Materials"; and "Kraus Curriculum Development Library Customers." The text of the Hawaii state curriculum guide is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Childrens Literature, Course Content, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Financial Support, Instructional Materials, Language Skills, Language Tests, Needs Assessment, Program Design, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Needs, Testing, Textbooks, Trend Analysis
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A