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Managing Language Programs
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Last updated on 2018-02-14

About the Book

Pastor Juan was sitting at his desk in Oaxaca, He was perplexed. As he reviewed the past year, he realized what the project team had accomplished was nowhere near what it could have accomplished. When he discussed this with his superior, they realized that the project workers had not yet developed into a cohesive team, the various stakeholders each had their own vision for what the project should achieve, and the original plan for last year had not been implemented well..

The purpose of the handbook is to orient and guide program managers, project managers, and the key stakeholders in language development programs. Together with the local community, they consider the community’s picture of its desired future, and work with the community to bring about the changes the community wants. 

This handbook provides introductory information on community-based language development, on management of programs and projects, suggests a specific results-oriented methodology and tools for managing programs and projects. Based on broad experiences, the authors offer practical guidance for managers at the project, program, and administrative level in an organization.

About the Authors

Tom Marmor
Thomas Marmor

Thomas Marmor served for 30 years in several roles in West Africa. For 20 years he managed a language development program for a large people group, then for another decade as the director of language programs in the same region.

Since 2004 he has served at the international level as trainer and consultant in language program management.

Eric Bartels
Eric Bartels

Eric Bartels is currently serving as adjunct faculty at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics in Dallas.  For the past eleven years, he has been teaching the graduate level Language Programs Design and Management course, along with other courses.

Prior to taking up that position he worked as regional director for SIL in both Eastern Europe and in West Africa.

Eric holds an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas Arlington.

He maintains a deep interest in coaching others to better program management practices.

About the Publisher

This book is published on Leanpub by Pike Center

Pike Center for Integrative Scholarship is an initiative of SIL International that builds capacity for language development through scholarship. SIL works alongside ethnolinguistic communities as they discover how language development addresses the challenging areas of their daily lives—social, cultural, political, economic and spiritual.

One of Pike Center’s strategies for building capacity is to grow the needed bodies of knowledge through its Agile Publishing program. We are using this lean publishing platform to give our affiliated scholars a platform for developing and refining new contributions to growing bodies of knowledge that support the language development movement. Many of our titles are still in a preliminary stage of development. Others are finished but have such a narrow audience that we have not elected to turn them into print books. Still others have reached the maturity of becoming a print book; in such cases, this is indicated by a link on the landing page for the book.

All of the revenues generated through sales on this site are directed to the Pike Center to support the on-going research activities of its affiliated scholars. Naming a higher price when you purchase one of our books is a way of contributing to this cause. Or you may go to the Pike Center website to make a donation that will receive a tax-deductible receipt.

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