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ERIC Number: ED108528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 26
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Developing a Competency-Based Bilingual Teacher Training Program.
Palmer, Judith Walker
A competency-based teacher education program is the most complete approach to training bilingual teachers because trainees know what is expected to be certified, change is built into the program, and students receive credit for life experiences. In the sample program described here, an interdisciplinary committee first stated an integrated view of the bilingual teacher in the role description. They then defined the competencies which lead to the development of the abilities described in the role. The complete list of competencies is included and contains the following categories: working with children, working with parents, cultural interactions, diagnosis and prescription, communication skills in the native language, communication in the target language, subject areas, and personal and professional development. When the list of competencies was complete, they were clustered according to general areas and assigned to classes on that basis. Individual instructors then agreed to develop and assess competence within their areas of specialization. A sample class schedule of a methods course in which specific bilingual competencies were to be developed and assessed through sequenced modules is included. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Council of Latin American Studies (March 1975)