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ERIC Number: ED345509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Pages: 184
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Intensive Summer Institute: Program Evaluation. 1991. NFLRC Research Notes.
Ross, Steven
This report evaluates a 6-week intensive summer program for language teachers at the University of Hawaii. Thirty-two high school or college teachers and teacher trainees of Chinese, Indonesian, Japanese, and Spanish participated. Participants were led by master teachers who provided exemplary teaching, organized language-specific activities, scheduled teaching practice sessions, directed materials preparation, and led group critique sessions. Independent trained classroom observers provided objective information on program implementation. Each participant was required to maintain a journal on perceptions of the classroom process. The report includes an overview of the program and evaluation process; separate sections describing focused events and student responses to them; conclusions; and a brief list of references. Appended materials include transcripts of classroom observations for each language. Concluding remarks note the strengths of the program and areas for improvement. Strengths include the week devoted to orientation and the participants' experiences in giving authentic lessons to peers. Weaknesses and areas identified for consideration in future program planning include increased emphasis on communicative methodology in the orientation, use of "real" students or avoidance of pair teaching, better-structured critiquing sessions, and fine-tuning of pedagogy for teachers of uncommonly-taught languages. (MSE)
National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaii, Webster 203, 2528 The Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Manoa. Second Language Teaching and Curriculum Center.