ERIC Number: ED357620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring Practical Teaching Opportunities.
Gebhard, Jerry G.
Ways that teacher educators can provide opportunities for novice teachers to develop their beliefs about teaching and learning and their teaching practices are discussed. It is suggested that practical teaching experience is essential to teacher development, but that teachers must also be able to process their experiences in ways that allow time to reflect on their teaching in a systematic way. The internship sites created for master's level TESOL program students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania are described. Focus is on one of these sites, the American Language Institute (ALI). Activities at the ALI include teaching and tutoring, peer observation, action research projects, supervisory conference, teaching journals, and seminar discussions. Each activity is described and issues related to them are examined, including difficulties in collaboration in the observation process. Contains 52 references. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Experiential Learning, Feedback, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Internship Programs, Journal Writing, Language Teachers, Masters Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Research Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, Teaching Methods, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A