ERIC Number: ED090416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Institute in Adult Basic Education: A Model Program 1972. Final Report.
Bartley, Diana E.
The immediate purpose of the 1972 Adult Basic Education Institute, a Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Language project, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 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 48 participants in a program of teacher training and supervision to sensitize 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 second dialect (black), English as a second dialect (Spanish), or English as a foreign language. The instructional program included microteaching experiences devoted to refinement of technical skills, lecture-practicum sessions providing linguistic/cultural/historical background, and workshops to expand curriculum materials and projects. The 75-page appendix is made up of dissemination, follow-up, publicity, participant, and exhibit information. Follow-up questionnaires rated workshops and microteaching as highest aspects of the program. An outline summary of interviews and follow-up visits is included to show leadership development and the implementation of institute training, ideas, and materials. (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.