ERIC Number: ED142455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Preparing for Teaching: Suggestions for Graduate Students of Sociology.
The author discusses 18 good ideas for sociology graduate students to keep in mind as they prepare to become professional teachers in the field. The first six suggestions deal with documenting teaching experience. Graduate teaching assistants should keep a file containing descriptions of specific teaching methods, grading techniques, outlines of lectures, and syllabi. The file should also contain written evaluations by students, faculty, or fellow graduate students. Experience in broad survey courses and in courses related to the student's field of interest is recommended. Experience in other settings such as community colleges is also useful. Membership in professional sociological associations ensures awareness of the current state of the field. Suggestions seven through 11 explain how to construct a job vita. It should include concise descriptions of major teaching experiences, and should indicate that additional materials can be furnished upon request. Persons identified to give job references should have first hand knowledge of the student's teaching abilities. Suggestions 12 through 18 focus on interviewing techniques. Students should be able to express their philosophy of teaching sociology, be up to date about issues in the field, be ready to teach a mock course, and provide course outlines for specific courses they would like to teach. (AV)
Descriptors: Career Guidance, College Faculty, Credentials, Employment Interviews, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Job Application, Job Skills, Sociology, Teacher Background, Teacher Education, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Experience
ASA Sociology Teaching Project, Carnegie Library, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio 44074 ($0.50 paper cover, quantity discounts available)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Sociological Association, Washington, DC.; Oberlin Coll., OH.
Note: For a related document, see SO 010 100; Not available in hard copy from EDRS due to marginal legibility of original document