ERIC Number: ED259570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teachers Helping Teachers: A Foreign Language Collaborative in Southeast Ohio.
Thomas, Barry G.
OMLTA Journal, p1-7 1985
This article describes the development and implementation of the Ohio Valley Foreign Language and Literature Project, a regional effort at interinstitutional cooperation for articulation, teacher professional development, and improved public image for foreign language instruction in one section of Ohio. The program was originated by Ohio University, was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and involved secondary and postsecondary foreign language teachers and administrators. Geographic and professional isolation, pinpointed as an important issue for the participants, was reduced by rotating meeting sites, and this approach also had the effect of increasing language program visibility in the communities. Projected emphases for the second year and beyond include teacher travel and professional development in the form of an international teacher workshop and a college internship program for high school teachers, obtaining space and funds for a professional library, exploring issues and attitudes concerning the compatibility of language and literature studies, and encouraging other collaborative group efforts. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related documents, see FL 015 131-139.