Report of the ESL Intersegmental Project, California Pathways:
The Second Language Student in
High Schools, Colleges, and Universities

AS-2313-96/AA/TEKR - January 18-19, 1996

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate of the California State University endorse the report of the ESL Intersegmental Project entitled California Pathways: The Second Language Student in High Schools, Colleges, and Universities; and be it further

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate CSU urge the Intersegmental Committee of the Academic Senates to continue the ESL Intersegmental Project to seek validation of the descriptors for second-language students and thereafter develop assessment instruments based upon the validated descriptors; and be it further

RESOLVED:That the Academic Senate CSU urge that the report of the ESL Intersegmental Project entitled California Pathways: The Second Language Student in High Schools, Colleges, and Universities be disseminated widely on CSU campuses with the intent of improving services and instruction for ESL students.

RATIONALE: The report, California Pathways: The Second Language Student in High Schools, Colleges, and Universities, was written by the ESL Intersegmental Project commissioned by the Intersegmental Committee of Academic Senates (ICAS). A broadly based group of ESL professionals from the four segments participated in the project.

The report addresses a broad range of issues regarding the education of students whose first language is not English. It provides foundational work in articulating the needs of students learning English as a second language. The report is an important step in improving the education of ESL students within the CSU and throughout California public higher education.

APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY -- March 7-8, 1996



 
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