ERIC Number: ED462831
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Managing ESL Programs in Rural and Small Urban Schools.
This book is designed for use by educators being introduced to English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) learners as well as for ESL professionals who want a resource on state-of-the-art practices. This book describes how a small program of services can fit into the standards movement and how to staff such a program. It also contains suggestions for instruction, student assessment, program evaluation, parent and community involvement, and multimedia resources for the education of second language learners in low density communities. The book is divided into ten chapters with the following titles: "Pressing the Numbers"; "Statutory Requirements" (including major court cases); "Implementing the Lau Mandate"; "Including LEP Students in Standards-Driven Curriculum"; "Staffing the ESL Program"; "Parents and the Community"; "Authentic, Comprehensive Student Assessment"; "ESL Program Evaluation"; "Professional Resources: From People to Print to Pixels"; and "Postscript" (acronyms commonly used in the ESL profession). There is also a glossary, list of references, an index, and 3 appendices: "Sample Lau Plan from the Heartland Valley School Department"; "CALLA Sample Lesson: Using Prepositions in Giving and Following Directions"; and "Using Evaluation Data to Support Instructional Improvement." (Contains 131 references.) (KFT)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Uses in Education, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Federal Legislation, Instructional Innovation, Limited English Speaking, Outcome Based Education, Professional Development, Program Evaluation, Rural Areas, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Small Schools, Student Evaluation, World Wide Web
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., 700 South Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Tel: 703-836-0774; Fax: 703-836-6447; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.tesol.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Lau v Nichols