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ERIC Number: ED119457
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-19
Pages: 19
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How Shall We Humanize Foreign Language Teacher Training?
Baslaw, Annette
In our concern with passing on information and acquisition of specific skills, we lose sight of the essential goal of education as the improvement of the quality of life and the development of sensitive, self-actualizing individuals. As teacher educators, we must teach students a humane approach in the classroom. Through a sensitive examination of the target language and culture, students can sense the reality and authentic meaning of the foreign language. Language study permits new self-awareness and a larger perception of the world. Teacher trainees can be made aware of the use of human development techniques in language education. Teacher education must consider the needs of the student teacher, to enable him to discover the teaching behavior that best suits his needs and goals. To answer some of these needs, a seminar is run concurrently with practice teaching to explore problems and experiences among instructors and student teachers. By discussing feelings and anxieties students may understand their own reactions to teaching, with group support. Guest speakers lecture on communication skills, simulation techniques and group dynamics; field trips are taken to drug rehabilitation centers and resource centers. An extensive bibliography of resources in humanistic teacher education is included. (CHK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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