ERIC Number: ED362476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching of Languages Other Than English (LOTE): Implications for Teacher Education and Teacher Registration. Conference Proceedings (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, November 8, 1991).
Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).; Queensland Board of Teacher Registration, Toowong (Australia).
The purpose of the workshop conference reported in this publication was to provide: recommendations on developments in preservice teacher education and professional development for teachers of languages other than English (LOTE), advice to the Board of Teacher Registration and universities on issues related to the preparation and registration of LOTE teachers, and a forum for discussion on the nature and content of a minimum skills package for LOTE teachers which would set levels of language proficiency and assure competence in current teaching methods. The conference was opened by Robin Sullivan, Director of Studies in the Queensland Department of Education, who emphasized the need to ensure adequate preparation and inservice education for LOTE teachers. Presentations by three keynote speakers followed: "Lote in Australia: A Personal Perspective" (Barry Leal); "Planning for a Minimum Skills 'Package'" (Nancy Viviani); and "Specifying and Assessing Skills for Language Teachers" (David Ingram). Other presentations included "LOTE Minimum Skills 'Package'" (Laura Commins and Penny Mackay); and "Teachers' Reactions to the Notion of a LOTE Minimum Skills 'Package'" (Val Staermose). A report of workshop group discussions and recommendations regarding a LOTE minimum skills and assessment are included. Appendixes contain references to three conference background readings and lists of the conference subcommittee members and conference participants. (LL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Program Development, Quality Control, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Certification, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensland Dept. of Education, Brisbane (Australia).; Queensland Board of Teacher Registration, Toowong (Australia).