ERIC Number: ED196290
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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A Working Model for Training and Supervising Teaching Assistants.
Ozete, Oscar; Garner, Lucia Caycedo
The objective of the course described here is to provide the teaching assistants (TAs) with help, encouragement, and constructive criticism. An orientation program lasts one week and follows the following schedule: (1) On the first day, a general introduction to general university and departmental policies is given, as well as to teaching methods and procedures. A speaking proficiency test is given. (2) The second day is devoted to demonstrations, methods, practice teaching, laboratory orientation and lesson preparation. (3) The third day includes more demonstration and registration for the TAs. (4) The fourth and fifth days are devoted to demonstrations, methods, practice teaching, and individual course meetings. Continuous assistance and supervision of incoming TAs is maintained throughout the school year by class visits from the supervisor and other faculty members. During the sixth week of the semester, TAs are evaluated by faculty members. The evaluations are discussed in a conference. The values that the faculty hopes to impart through the orientation and follow-up supervision are that excellence in teaching demands mastery of the subject, thorough organization of the material, and continuous self-evaluation and improvement. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Not available separately. For availability information, see FL 012 031. Paper presented at the Central States Conference (Minneapolis, MN, 1980).