School Based Management: What Bilingual and ESL Program Directors Should Know.
McKeon, Denise Malarz, Lynn
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The implementation of school-based management directly affects bilingual and English as a second language (ESL) programs, and program directors must anticipate and prepare for the changes that school-based management will bring. The shift to more decentralized decision-making involves whole-system change, which may take place according to a variety of models. Changes in the roles of key school personnel are a fundamental, yet often problematic, element; among those affected are superintendents, central office staff, principals, teachers, parents and community members. These role changes, along with administrative, programmatic and curriculum changes, can have a dramatic effect on bilingual and ESL programs. Bilingual/ESL program directors can take a number of steps (as outlined in this manual) to ensure the continued viability of their programs in contexts where school- based management is practiced. (cas)