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This paper presents a literature review and describes an inservice plan for aspiring and current elementary administrators in schools serving English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) communities. The literature review examines habits and guidelines for effective leaders to use in educational settings, discusses laws regarding bilingual/ESL education, notes schoolwide activities related to ESL, and presents classroom practices for ESL teachers. The planned inservice includes information on the changing socioeconomic conditions in the United States, background information on ESL philosophies, strategies for successful teaching in ESL classrooms, and strategies to improve parental involvement and adult education for ESL parents and community members. Each area of the inservice provides administrators with specific strategies for implementing successful ESL programs. An appendix presents handouts to be used in the actual inservice. It also provides a survey to measure how participants plan to use information from the inservice in their schools and communities and a follow-up questionnaire to gauge how administrators are implementing the strategies 3 months following the inservice. (Contains 61 references.) (SM)

Descriptors: Administrators, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Guidelines, Inservice Education, Limited English Speaking, Management Development, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship











Author: Westendorf, David; Karr-Kidwell, PJ

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=5893&id=ED464490



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