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What administrators should know

The people who have direct and daily influence on the emotional well-being and educational progress of ESL students are of course the classroom teachers, but the influence of administrators, although indirect, is even more significant. This is because administrators make decisions on the nature of the educational offering as a whole and on the teachers who are to deliver it. Following is a summary of the main areas where administrators' influence is of crucial importance:

So a short answer to the question What should administrators know about the education of ESL students? is: Everything that classroom teachers should know, plus the advice on this page and the advice in the parents pages!


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