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LINGUIST List 17.239

Wed Jan 25 2006

FYI: US K-12 TESOL Program Standards Debate

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        1.    Michael Newman, US K-12 TESOL Program Standards Debate


Message 1: US K-12 TESOL Program Standards Debate
Date: 25-Jan-2006
From: Michael Newman <mnewmanqc.edu>
Subject: US K-12 TESOL Program Standards Debate


In the latest issue of TESOL Quarterly, I co-wrote a critique of the recent
Standards created by TESOL (the international ESL professional association)
in collaboration with NCATE (National Council for the Accreditation of
Teacher Education) for accreditation of K-12 ESL teacher education programs
in the US. Suresh Canagarajah, the TQ editor, has established an area for
discussion of this issue in the TQ Forum website. Since a substantial number of
linguists are involved in ESL teacher education in one form or another, there
may be substantial interest in this discussion. Therefore, I would like to point
interested readers in the direction of our article and
discussion.

It is available at http://communities.tesol.org/~tq

(Please note: this site requires signing up, but it's free)

My hope is to develop a serious discussion aimed at developing a more coherent
and rigorous system for ESL teacher education program accreditation than the one
put forward by TESOL.

Michael Newman
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Dept. of Linguistics and Communication Disorders
Queens College/CUNY



Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics


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