ERIC Number: ED354763
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
French as a Second Language Facilitators' Guide for Implementing the New Program of Studies: Professional Development Manual.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
The guide is intended as a practical aid in professional development programs for teachers and administrators involved in implementing Alberta's (Canada) new French second language curriculum. Its content is based on research in professional development for second language teachers, and it offers possible formats for workshops relating to classroom-level program implementation. Workshop ideas include content, schedules, and suggested activities for local facilitators, teachers, and school administrators. Workshop evaluation is also discussed and a sample evaluation form is included. A bibliography contains 35 citations on professional development in language teaching and 10 citations of documents concerning the Alberta French curriculum. Appended materials include a list of official support documents for the new curriculum, blackline masters for local facilitators, a list of other possibilities for continuing professional development, a chart of program components for French teacher preparation (content and applications relating to linguistic knowledge, culture, learning theory, understanding of communication concepts, and pedagogical techniques), and a list of names and addresses of resource persons for advice or direct assistance with local professional development activities. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Language Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada