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Title: Diapositiva 1


1
ACADEMIC STANDARDS WHAT WE EXPECT OF OUR BNC
TEACHING PROGRAMS ABLA 2010 Cali - Colombia
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  • DEFINITION OF STANDARDS
  • WHY EXPLORE STANDARDS IN EDUCATION AT BNCs?
  • OVERALL BNC CONTEXT
  • BNCs STRENGTHS
  • BNCs COMMON GROUND
  • HOW ARE STANDARDS USEFUL FOR BNCs
  • WHERE WE STAND NOW
  • REVIEWING THE DRAFT
  • SUGGESTED ACTION

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WHAT DO WE MEAN BY STANDARDS?
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DEFINITION BY TESOL "Standards can be defined
as statements that describe the level of
attainment, excellence, or requirement that is
widely accepted or desired behavior or practice.
Within the education context, we may have
standards for a variety of audiences or
functions, including standards for students,
teachers, and programs."
5
WHY EXPLORE STANDARDS IN EDUCATION?
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  • Santa Cruz ABLA 2008
  • Added Value
  • Regional Network
  • Competitiveness in our Market
  • BNCs Synergies

7
BNCs ACADEMIC STANDARDS
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  • BNCs COMMON GROUND
  • Mission and core business
  • Physical and financial resources and
  • limitations
  • Population of students
  • - language background
  • - L1 literacy
  • - cultural background
  • - motivational factors
  • -work demands

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  • BNC STANDARDS KEY CHARACTERISTICS
  • BNC specific
  • Broad enough
  • Improvement of the quality of education
  • Keep up with the times
  • Criticism of standards
  • - One size fits all
  • - Reductionist approach
  • - Penalty oriented emphasis
  • Potential benefits of standards
  • - Common point of reference
  • - Hold all students/teachers to common
  • expectations
  • - Teaching standards movement spreading all
  • over the world.

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  • How are Standards Useful for BNCs?
  • A self-review instrument.
  • Have a third party do the assessment.

13
GUIDELINES DRAFT
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  • Teaching Programs
  • Program Structure, Administration, and Planning
  • Curriculum and Instructional Materials
  • Instruction
  • Learner Recruitment, Retention and Transition
  • Assessment and Learner Gains
  • Professional Development and Staff Evaluation

15
  • Teachers
  • Planning
  • Instructing
  • Assessing
  • Identity and Context
  • Language Proficiency
  • Learning
  • Commitment and Professionalism

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  • Students
  • Common European Framework

LEVEL GUIDED HOURS
BASIC
A1 90 - 100
A2 180 - 200
INDEPENDENT
B1 350 400
B2 500 600
PROFICIENT
C1 700 800
C2 1000
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ACADEMIC STANDARDS FOR BINATIONAL CENTERS
0 1 2 3 NA
Program Structure, Administration, and Planning 2 4 42 51 1
Curriculum and Instructional Material 7 7 36 50 0
Instruction 0 4 32 64 0
0 Does not know if it applies
1 May be applicable after some adjustments
2 Partially applicable
3 Completely applicable
NA Not applicable in a BNC setting
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  • WORKING WITH THE DRAFT...
  • Are these standards applicable/measurable in your
    BNC context?
  • Are there any other standards that would be of
    use in your BNC which are not included on this
    draft?

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  • Suggested Action
  • Revise/Edit guidelines draft.
  • Send comments to us by Sept. 30th, 2010.
  • SC will include BNCs feedback.
  • SC will share draft with RELOs and academic
    specialists.
  • SC will post final draft on ABLAonline by Nov.
    30th, 2010.
  • Standards will be available for participating
    BNCs.
  • Please inform SC about your kickoff dates.
  • SC will contact you for periodical follow-up.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH
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Vivian Morghen ICANA Buenos Aires,
Argentina vmorghen_at_icana.org.ar Julio Prin CVA
del Centro Caracas, Venezuela jprin_at_cvadelcentro
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