ERIC Number: ED263778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Who's In Charge Here?
The leadership component in a teacher certification course for teaching English as a second language (ESL), adapted from an administrator development course, was designed to encourage teachers to think of themselves as leaders within their present classroom roles. Techniques include such activities as introductions and the sharing of varied teaching experiences and needs. Leadership is highlighted as an everyday concern in the teachers' instructional settings. Major sources of information on ESL are identified, and strategies for influencing people, both peers and colleagues at other levels of the educational hierarchy, are examined. The need for teacher attention to the intent of communication is emphasized, as well as the need for the teacher to establish a reputation as a knowledgeable spokesperson. Practice in dealing with the anxiety of influencing others is provided through the preparation and presentation by each teacher of a workshop for a group of 35 colleagues. Experience has shown that this kind of course component gives teachers courage and skills to bring about positive changes in their own work settings, and sometimes in those of their colleagues. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Language Key to Learning. Selected Papers from the Annual State Convention of the Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (12th, 1984). Volume V. (FL 015 399).