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ERIC Number: ED138748
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Training Institute for Adult Basic Education Teachers Serving Asian Populations.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.
Designed to expose teachers of Asian populations to innovative teaching techniques and to help them develop teaching skills and a deeper cross-cultural awareness and appreciation of Asian cultures, a 2-week institute covered skills in teaching English as a second language and aspects of Asian culture and language that significantly affect language learning process. The English as a second language component used training materials that were self-instructional and self-pacing, with learning being highly individualized. Participants also met in small groups with a master teacher and were involved in micro-teaching (trying out new techniques with small groups of actual students, and being video taped). The Asia studies component consisted of linguistic and cultural segments, which included four evening cultural programs in which participants experienced concrete examples of oriental culture, and lectures, discussion, and other programs on contrastive linguistics, which introduced the Chinese language and the Cantonese dialect. Participants received additional training in the teaching of English as a second language and in the area of cross-cultural communication, through role play activities. A series of slide tape teacher training packages and a film on nonverbal communication were produced as a result of the program. (WL)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Asian Studies, Chinese, Chinese Culture, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Individualized Instruction, Institutes (Training Programs), Professional Continuing Education, Skill Development, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Bureau of Basic Continuing Education.