ERIC Number: ED439627
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Maryland Adult English as a Second Language Program Standards.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Adult Continuing Education Section.
This document is an official statement of the State of Maryland, outlining in detail the state's adult English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program standards. The standards are not specific instructional standards, but rather overall guidelines for identifying and improving major components of quality adult ESL programs. The document has three parts. In part one, the introduction, there is a mission statement, a statement of the purpose and use of the program standards, as well as statements of key objectives and operating assumptions of adult education instruction. In part two, adult ESL standards and sample measures, there are sections detailing: program structure, administration, and planning; curriculum; instruction; recruitment, intake, and orientation; retention and transition; assessment, evaluation, and educational gains; staffing, professional development, and staff evaluation; and support services. Part three comprises the nine appendices: glossary, resource documents, selected references, a sample learner self-assessment tool, a sample learner checklist, a sample teacher self-reflection journal, a list of resources for learners with special needs, contact information for Maryland professional organizations, and resource centers for language and culture (including all necessary addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and Web site information). (Adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse for ESL Literacy Education) (KFT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Education and Literacy.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Adult Continuing Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland