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Redesigning an International Pathway Program: a Change Management Plan
by Parker, Laura Denise, Ed.D., Capella University, 2020, 147; 28157701
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this change management plan was to address an alignment gap between an English as a second language Intensive English Program (IEP) and an International Pathway Program (IPP) at a southern university. The author utilized adult education specialization and how it pertains to English language learners (ELLs) to bridge the alignment gap. The author designed the deliverable to provide an implementation-ready plan to guide a redesign of the programs. The redesign goals were to improve English language learners' transition from language training courses to their degree-seeking coursework between the IEP and the IPP and ultimately increase the programs' marketability. Preliminary results from data taken from 225 students revealed a difference in academic performance between the two programs, which indicated the benefit of redesigning the IPP. The author distributed a quantitative needs analysis online survey among 38 students enrolled in the two programs. These data revealed three primary themes of English language skills, program choice, and program support factors. The results assisted in the development of and recommendations for the change management plan.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ryan, Patricia
Commitee: Larson, Mark , Claflin, Vickie
School: Capella University
Department: Education
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 82/6(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Adult education, English as a Second Language
Keywords: Adult Learning Theories, Change Management, ESL, Intensive English Program, International Pathway Program, Program Redesign
Publication Number: 28157701
ISBN: 9798557024211
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