ERIC Number: ED273157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Models of Inservice Teacher Training.
Mercado, Carmen I.
The federally-funded New York Bilingual Education Multifunctional Support Center provides support services for Title VII and other bilingual education programs, and actively promotes the analysis and application of research findings relating to bilingual instruction and teacher training. It promotes professional development activities that are personal, informal, collegial, reflective, analytical, accommodating of teacher needs and styles, and interactive. In addition to individual technical assistance services, four types of activities are offered: a research-based seminar on current issues and findings in teacher training; an instruction and management fair for sharing and displaying programs, materials, techniques, and strategies used with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students; a language development specialist academy bringing together teacher representatives considered by their peers to be effective at promoting language development; and roundtables on issues related to instruction of LEP high school students and to the role of language in learning. The center is currently focusing on the adaptation of research findings to instructional practice in various classroom situations and on more systematic use of workshop participants as future workshop leaders. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York