ERIC Number: ED323792
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
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A Bill of Rights for International Teaching Assistants.
Barnes, Gregory A.
A discussion of ethical standards for the employment of international graduate students as teaching assistants (ITAs) in higher education institutions outlines 10 basic ITA rights and highlights how these rights protect the ITA population. ITAs have, or should have, the right to: (1) maintain their own languages and cultures and, consequently, to practice their own teaching styles; (2) win appointments based on qualifications, not student or school need; (3) be recognized as employees of the institution; (4) receive appropriate training; (5) be measured on teaching ability, not language proficiency alone; (6) receive second-chance or follow-up opportunities for training; (7) work in a safe environment; (8) receive a reasonable stipend; (9) have a channel of communication with the administration; and (10) be protected by an appeals process in case of dismissal. Anecdotal and research evidence are provided to support these assertions. (MSE)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Due Process, English (Second Language), Ethnicity, Faculty College Relationship, Foreign Students, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Rights, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Selection, Teaching Assistants, Work Environment
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (24th, San Francisco, CA, March 6-10, 1990).