ERIC Number: ED445543
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
An English as a Second Language and Bilingual Education Toolkit: A Working Document To Support Pre-K-12 Students in Achieving Maine's Learning Results.
Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
This toolkit has been developed in an attempt to ensure that limited-English-proficient (LEP) students are provided with fair opportunities to learn that reflect the resources, conditions, and practices they need to achieve higher standards. This framework embraces the concept that local decisions must be made regarding how to best support and challenge these students. It also recognizes that for implementation to occur and for all students, including LEP students, to be able to demonstrate mastery of the Learning Results, some fundamental principles must guide the work. These fundamental principles include the following: student focus learning activities, equity and responsibility, fair and adequate assessment/reflection/action, learning and continuous professional improvement, leadership, teacher depth in both content and instruction, local focus and choice, organizational change, and the public and common good. The guide is divided into four parts. Part one, "Foundations," provides the rationale for the book, explains the development and organization of the book, as well as the theoretical foundations and the principles of language acquisition. Part two, "Tools," provides curriculum aids, guides to performance, and guides to learning strategies and classroom techniques. Part three, "Resources," refers practitioners to resources not in the toolkit. Part four contains a glossary and bibliography. (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Check Lists, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Minorities, Reference Materials, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, State Curriculum Guides, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Worksheets
For full text: http://www.janus.state.me.us/education/esl.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Portland Public Schools, ME.; University of Southern Maine, Gorham.; Maine Univ., Orono.; Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Education Alliance for Equity in the Nation's Schools.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Education, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine