ERIC Number: ED212171
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Conference on Professional Priorities. [Teacher Education.]
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
The following papers on teacher education are presented: (1) "How to Break Out of the Never-Ending Circle of Retraining: A Self-Adjusting Mechanism for the 1980s," by Frank M. Grittner; (2) "Preservice Teacher Education: Some Thoughts for the 1980s," by Elizabeth G. Joiner; and (3) "Inservice Teacher Education: Content and Process," by Helen L. Jorstad. The first paper presents self-evaluation instruments and suggestions for using them and indicates five standards for an approved program in foreign languages. The second paper lists a series of observations and recommendations for the profession to consider in planning for the next few years. The third paper proposes a variety of in-service experiences that teachers need and several formats for them. The summary article lists several key issues in teacher education and makes both general and specific recommendations for their implementation. (AMH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Program Content, Second Language Instruction, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Skill Development, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the ACTFL National Conference on Professional Priorities (Boston, MA, November 1980).