ERIC Number: ED090415
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: N/A
Institute in Adult Basic Education: 1971. Final Report.
Bartley, Diana E.; James, Carl
The immediate purpose of the 1971 Adult Basic Education Institute was the training or retraining of teachers in English as a second dialect or English as a foreign language to inner-city adults with an educational equivalency of eighth grade or less. The institute involved 96 participants (72 teachers and 24 supervisors) in a program sensitizing them to the linguistic factors as well as the social conditions which make up their teaching environments. Teachers and supervisors were grouped according to one of three interrelated areas: English as a second dialect (black), English as second dialect (Spanish), or English as a foreign language. The program was the first attempt to bring together a group of nationally known linguistics and TESOL specialists and experts in teacher training through microteaching procedures. Work in lecture-practicum sessions provided background in linguistic, cultural, and historical areas while workshops centered on discussion of curricular problems and the writing of original curriculum materials. Summative evaluation included progress evaluation, questionnaire, evaluator observations, and a follow-up study. A major contribution of the institute would be development of leadership potential indicated by the follow-up study. Appendixes consist of approximately 40 pages. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Bilingual Teachers, Black Community, Disadvantaged, Educationally Disadvantaged, English Instruction, English (Second Language), Followup Studies, Institutes (Training Programs), Microteaching, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Div. of Adult Basic Education.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee. School of Education.