ERIC Number: ED362067
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Career Planning in the Teacher Preparation Program (TPP).
The question posed by this paper is: How can a teacher preparation program (TPP) guide participants in the critical area of career planning, which is also important to the profession? The aim of this article is to describe the structure of a proposed special career planning course, in light of the relevant areas in current practice and the participants' goals. Among the relevant areas are the expanding field of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and the special role of English. A distinction is made between accepting a job to satisfy immediate needs and accepting a job as part of career planning in pursuit of continued progress to meet long-term goals. The information provided includes the major trends and areas of specialization in TESOL as well as current issues and concerns. At the same time, participation in professional activities is stressed. With these features combined, the course not only enhances the participants' motivation and sense of direction, but also ensures a smooth transition from the world of theory to the climate of the market place and from the present apprenticeship to future professional involvement. (AB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (27th, Atlanta, GA, April 13-16, 1993).