ERIC Number: ED383173
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Partners: A Guide to School-Based Initial Teacher Training in Modern Languages.
Bird, Ewen; And Others
Initial Teacher Training (ITT) has always been a partnership between schools and higher education. In recent years the relationship has been redefined into a more formal and contractual one, in which the school plays a far greater role than ever before. Improvement of partnerships between schools and higher education institutions for the preservice training of language teachers is discussed. The context is that of teacher training in the United Kingdom, but the principles are applicable in other national contexts. Five authors examine systematically some of the aspects of this partnership. Five authors trace the passage from aspiring teacher trainee to trained, but still developing, professional, and examine what the respective training partners (school and higher education institution) can best offer the trainee in knowledge, skills, and understanding. Chapters include: "What?...: Profiling Competence" (Michael Grenfell); "Where?...: Establishing the Framework for Partnership--Principles and Practice" (Valerie Stone); "How?...: How Trainers Can Help Trainees Achieve Competence" (Barry Jones); "Who?...: Partners are People--Relationships in Partnership Schemes" (Vee Harris); and "Whither?...: The First Year in Teaching" (Ewen Bird). A glossary and an eight-item bibliography are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Entry Workers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Interprofessional Relationship, Language Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Design, Second Languages, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Educators
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, 20 Bedfordbury, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4LB, England, United Kingdom.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).