ERIC Number: ED028420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Selected TESOL Developments in A.I.D.'s Assistance to Southeast Asia.
Vent, Myron H.
A description of the Regional English Language Center (RELC) and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), which governs RELC and other educational projects either in operation or in advanced stages of planning, is presented. (Founding members of the Organization are Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the Republic of Vietnam.) RELC, in operation since July 1968, is located in Singapore, and is funded from four main sources--the U.S. Government (AID, State, and USIA); the Singapore Government, the British Government (British Council); and some self support from RELC. The Center's main functions will include conducting training courses for key personnel; collecting and disseminating information on training facilities related to English teaching; assisting and strengthening programs and facilities in English teaching in member states; acting as a central agency for the exchange of personnel; conducting and promoting research; and providing professional administrative support to scholars from within and outside the region. Concluding the report is a description and evaluation of TEP (Teacher Education Program), a self-instructional teacher-training course developed for AID by English Language Services (a division of Washington Educational Research Associates). (AMM)
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Identifiers: Agency for International Development; Regional English Language Centre (Singapore); Southeast Asian Ministers Education Organization
Note: Paper given at the Third Annual TESOL Convention, Chicago, Illinois, March 5-8, 1969