This book is the first and only comprehensive guide for administrators building ESL programs. The guide provides insight into the development, administration, and evaluation of programs for ESOL students. It stresses the importance of facilitating policy decisions and creating a solid infrastructure for quality programming. The variety of integrated perspectives presented enables administrators to better make valid, grounded decisions related to the education of their increasing numbers of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students.
Judith Simons, Ph.D., is Department Chair of the Education department at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA. Mark Connelly, S.J., Ph.D., is Professor of Education at Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.
Chapter 1 The Background Issues and Questions Chapter 2 Who are ESL Learners? A Linguistic Profile Chapter 3 ESL Programs and Legal Responsibilities Chapter 4 Policy Decisions Influencing Program Development Chapter 5 The Language of Instruction Controversy Chapter 6 Program Models for ESOL Students Chapter 7 Reaching Out to Families and Communities Chapter 8 Program Development Options and Administration Chapter 9 Program Development Administration and Evaluation Chapter 10 Program Administration and Staff Development Chapter 11 Resources and References