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A University’s College of Education Reflects on Its Faculty and Student ESOL Endorsement Infusion Model

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Author(s): Karen Wolz Verkler

Journal: Journal of Educational Media & Library Sciences
ISSN 1013-090X

Volume: 45;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 75;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Multimedia instruction | Second language learning | Pre-service ESOL training | Multimedia training | Online training | Multimedia professional development

ABSTRACT
As Florida’s K-12 school populations continue to increase in cultural and linguistic diversity, the demand for teachers qualified to meet their needs becomes critical. Previously within the jurisdiction of Florida’s school districts, teacher training in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) has shifted to colleges of education per Florida legislation. To address this mandate, a large metropolitan university in Central Florida developed a comprehensive multimedia ESOL Endorsement Infusion Model for the extensive training of its faculty and student populations. Now that several years have passed since the initial implementation of the model, the overall positive student and faculty perceptions serve as testimony to the success of an ESOL training model for colleges of education throughout the state and beyond.
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