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ERIC Number: ED326887
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Where Teacher Training Never Treads.
Jordan, Edwina
For a community college business communication teacher, a whole new world has opened in her field and in her city, a city which has changed from a major industrial economy to a service economy. The changing environments require adjustments for class size and location (to retrain laid-off mature workers), in types of examples and vocabulary buzzwords teachers use, as well as in professional attitudes and development. Flexibility and the need for preparation led business writing educators to establish links with the corporate community, address the needs of life-long learners, attend professional as well as local seminars, work together to gain new perspectives (e.g., with part-time faculty of different disciplines), be honest with self-assessment, put to practice what they teach (personal writing), make choices leading to fundamental changes, and involve people at all levels. The list continues as educators attempt to keep up with the process of change. Teachers and departments, however, are renewed through their efforts to effect change. Coordination and concentration lead to revitalized energy. (KEH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois