Site Search:
 

Banner

Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index Teacher Discussion Forums
"The Internet's Meeting Place for ESL/EFL Students and Teachers from Around the World!"
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Lack of standards

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Bilingual Education
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
eslwendy



Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 22

PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:02 pm    Post subject: Lack of standards Reply with quote

I must say I'm shocked at the lack of a standardization of credentials for ESL and BE teachers across the country. If someone who is insufficiently trained is in the classroom, it's not fair to the students or that instructor. The fact that so many BE teachers were deficient in training, and sometimes even a working use of the English language, is one of the things that angers voters into thinking EO is the way to go. (i.e. Chapter 386 in Mass.). Research has also shown that unqualified teachers directly correlates to the drop-out rate in Latino communities. I just don't get it. An administrator would never consider putting a teacher in a Special Ed. class unless they had had all the proper training. Similar policies should be in place for ELs; otherwise they are being short changed.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Madeline



Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. I just received my certificate and I am getting all the training I need now before becoming a teacher. I know that my training and my ability to be a good leader depends on me. I heard of all the lack of trainings in certain schools in my area and it probably has to do with budget. It seems like when the public schools try to cut back the first thing to go is professional development and cut backs on esl classes.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sunflower03



Joined: 26 Oct 2011
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also believe that teachers need more training to better understand this population. It isn't fair that we are not taking the time to educate teachers about the EL population. More and more ELL students are entering our school districts and teachers are overwhelmed. They simply do not know what to do with them and want to immediately refer them for special education. These teachers need help and it is up to our districts and the state to step in and require that all teachers have an education in ESL. If teachers had special education students in their classroom, they would not allow a teacher who did not have that training or certification in that room. Why then, should we allow teachers without any training or knowledge about ELL studentsí work with these students; it simply isn't fair to them.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Teacher Discussion Forums Forum Index -> Bilingual Education All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Teachers College, Columbia University: Train to Teach English Here or Abroad
SIT

This page is maintained by the one and only Dave Sperling.
Contact Dave's ESL Cafe
Copyright © 2011 Dave Sperling. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group