ERIC Number: ED102837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Practice-Centered Teacher Training for TESOL.
The 1971 and 1972 summer Institutes in Adult Basic Education-TESOL (ABE-TESOL) held at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee are described. The purpose of the institutes was to train experienced teachers of adults who speak either a foreign language or a nonstandard dialect of English and who have achieved the educational equivalence of eighth grade or less. The teachers were trained in contemporary theories and methodologies in a practice-centered teacher training program based on in-circuit television and microteaching. There were three basic components of the institutes: (1) the seminars and workshops, (2) the microteaching, and (3) conferences with community consultants. In addition the program provided participants with two types of extra-curricular learning activities: (1) opportunities for learning about related government-funded projects and (2) visits to the Milwaukee ABE Centers and other ABE-TESOL programs in Milwaukee. The evaluation procedures included pre- and posttesting, class visits, and participant conferences with the evaluators. (PMP)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Applied Linguistics, Closed Circuit Television, Competency Based Teacher Education, Consultants, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Institutes (Training Programs), Language Teachers, Microteaching, Speeches, Summer Programs, Teacher Workshops, TENL
Not Available Separately; See FL 006 790
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: For related documents, see FL 006 790 and FL 006 691-716; Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the PNCFL (25th, Spokane, Washington, 1974)