ERIC Number: ED388806
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Exploring the Interface. ESL/ALBE Team Teaching Project Report.
Council of Adult Education, Melbourne (Australia).; Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
An Australian project provided an inservice, team teaching program interspersed with professional development workshops for community-based practitioners in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Adult Literacy and Basic Education (ABLE). The group who participated included four ESL teachers working in community providers and four adult literacy teachers working at the Council of Adult Education. Teachers attended three workshop sessions and participated in two team teaching rounds of two classes per round. Teachers stayed with one team teaching partner for the whole process. Findings indicated all teachers involved in the project found the opportunity to visit other settings and to engage with different groups of learners to be an invaluable experience. Benefits for students were an additional teacher in the classroom and the teachers' use of an extended repertoire of teaching strategies and methodologies. Recommendations were as follows: consideration of team teaching as a viable professional development option; coherent organization of professional development targeted at regional, cross-regional, and statewide levels according to type of activity; better publicizing of existing networks to teachers; and formal recognition of diverse pathways through which teachers acquire knowledge, skills, and experience to work with adult students. (Appendixes include class profiles and project forms.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Literacy, Basic Skills, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Literacy Education, Professional Development, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Team Teaching
Adult Basic Education Resource and Information Service, National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne 3001, Victoria, Australia ($6 Australian plus postage).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Adult Education, Melbourne (Australia).; Adult, Community, and Further Education Board, Melbourne (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia