ERIC Number: ED343884
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Responding to Literacy Needs: Implications for Teacher Educators and Training Consultants. Conference Proceedings (Queensland, Australia, April 17-19, 1990).
Queensland Board of Teacher Registration, Toowong (Australia).
The conference reported in this document, jointly sponsored by the Queensland Board of Teacher Registration and the Centre for Research in Literacy, arose out of public concern about literacy standards and claims that higher literacy levels will be needed in an increasingly technological society--concerns that make it necessary for educators to consider whether present teacher education courses are appropriate to meet teachers' needs in the 1990s. A major aim of this conference was to develop recommendations indicating what the content of teacher education courses should include if teachers are to be prepared to meet the language demands of the future. The report opens with an overview of the conference followed by speakers' presentations organized into three segments, each of which is composed of a keynote address and a panel presentation. The themes of the three presentations are: (1) Language Knowledge and Language Usage: The Present Position; (2) English Language Needs in the Future: What Ought Teachers To Know? and (3) What Are the Implications for Teacher Education Courses? Appendices provide: a summary of conclusions and recommendations, speakers' presentations in full, a bibliography, a committee membership list, and a list of participants. (LL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Board of Teacher Registration, Toowong (Australia).
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland); Technological Adaptability
Note: Proceedings of a conference hosted by the Queensland Board of Teacher Registration and the Centre for Research and Learning in Literacy (Queensland, Australia, April 1990).