Program Self-Study: The Product is in the Process
Self-Study, TESOL, reports, process
the mere mention of self study can strike fear in the hearts of people who have gone through the institutional accreditation process. To many self-study is a "tedious unproductive task of answering questions handed down from above. A report is produced and handed back up. Little if any change results; little if any reward is given for the effort." (Byrd & Constantinides1991) those who have gone through a self-study sanctioned by TESOL, however, have a very different view of the process than that typically associated with accreditation. The major difference being that the TESOL self-study is initiated by ESL programs on their own terms and time-tables. The English language institute at BYU-Hawaii is currently involved in a self-study following TESOL guidelines. It has been rigorous, to be sure, but at the same time, it has been professionally rewarding and enriching for both the individuals and the program.
Original Publication Citation
Evans, N. W. (1992). “Program self-study: The product is in the process.” TESL Reporter, 25, 45–53.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Evans, Norman W., "Program Self-Study: The Product is in the Process" (1992). Faculty Publications. 5952.
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