ERIC Number: ED249843
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Teaching Assistants in U.S. Universities.
Bailey, Kathleen M., Ed.; And Others
The communication difficulties of foreign teaching assistants (TA) in U.S. colleges are addressed in 11 articles, with attention to the problems of the TA system as a whole in the spirit of international educational exchange. Titles and authors include the following: "'The Foreign TA Problem'" (Kathleen M. Bailey); 'Toward an Anthropology of the Classroom: An Essay on Foreign Teaching Assistants and U.S. Students" (Frank Pialorsi); "Linguistic Competence, Communicative Needs, and University Pedagogy: Toward a Framework for TA Training" (Peter A. Shaw, Elena M. Garate); "A Survey of Training Programs for Foreign Teaching Assistants in American Universities" (Nina J. Turitz); "A One-Day Workshop in Oral Communication Skills" (Kathleen M. Bailey, Frances B. Hinofotis); "A One-Week Language Skills Orientation Program for Foreign Teaching Assistants and Graduate Students" (William Gaskill, Donna Brinton); "A One-Semester Program for Orienting the New Foreign Teaching Assistant" (Donna Steed Rice); "Problems and Strategies: An Extended Training Program for Foreign Teaching Assistants" (Jean Zukowski/Faust); "An Evaluation of a Training Course for Foreign Teaching Assistants" (Mark Landa, William Perry); "Two Instruments for Assessing the Oral English Proficiency of Foreign Teaching Assistants" (Charles W. Stanfield, Rodney J. Ballard); and "A Typology of Teaching Assistants" (K. Bailey). (SW)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning, Skill Development, Teaching Assistants, Verbal Communication, Workshops
National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Publications Order Desk, 1860 19th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($8.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.