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.
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