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ERIC Number: ED011940
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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TOWARD A PRACTICE-CENTERED PROGRAM FOR THE TRAINING AND EVALUATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS.
POLITZER, ROBERT L.
THE CREATION OF A TEST MEASURING THE CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE OF A LANGUAGE TEACHER AND THE VALIDATION OF THE TEST IN TERMS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT WAS RECOMMENDED. DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEST WAS VIEWED AS A HELP IN THE CREATION OF A "PRACTICE-CENTERED" TRAINING CURRICULUM, AND THE TEST ITSELF WAS DESCRIBED AS A MEASURE THAT WOULD PROVIDE A MEANS TO APPRAISE THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE OF VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF TEACHER PREPARATION AND MAKE POSSIBLE A DETERMINATION OF THE EXTENT TO WHICH PREPARATION INFLUENCES PERFORMANCE. THE TEST WAS RECOMMENDED AS AN EXTENSION OF PRESENT TEACHER EVALUATION TESTS, BASED ON MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION STANDARDS OF TEACHER QUALIFICATIONS, THAT ARE NOW USED TO MEASURE THE PREPARATION OF TEACHERS BUT NOT THEIR PERFORMANCE. CONSTRUCTION OF THE TEST WOULD BE BASED ON PERFORMANCE CRITERIA FOR THE TEACHER-TRAINEE APPRAISAL THAT HAVE BEEN DEVELOPED AS PART OF STANFORD UNIVERSITY'S INTERNSHIP PROGRAM. THE NEW "COOPERATIVE TESTS" OF PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT (SPEAKING, READING, WRITING, AND LISTENING) WERE SUGGESTED AS A MEANS OF VALIDATING THE TEACHER PERFORMANCE TESTS TO BE DEVELOPED. THE AUTHOR SUGGESTS THAT CLASSROOM PERFORMANCE SHOULD BE TAUGHT AS PARALLEL TRAINING GIVEN ALONG WITH THE COURSES IN CULTURE AND LANGUAGE SKILLS BY USING THE "MICROTEACHING" TECHNIQUE THAT IS A PART OF THE STANFORD TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM. "MICROTEACHING" PROVIDES FOR "DIRECT" TESTING AND TEACHING OF SPECIFIC TEACHING SKILLS. THE MICROLESSONS WOULD BE GIVEN IN PARALLEL WITH A SEQUENCE OF COURSES ON CULTURE, LINGUISTICS, CONVERSATION, AND METHODS. THE AUTHOR HAS DEVELOPED A SYLLABUS FOR A PRACTICE-CENTERED, TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM IN FRENCH THAT IS DESCRIBED IN AA 000 051. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM THE MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL, VOLUME 50, NUMBER 5, MAY 1966, AND WAS PRESENTED AS A PAPER TO THE SEMINAR OF THE STANFORD CENTER FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN TEACHING. (AL)
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