ERIC Number: ED392765
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development Teacher Education Summer Workshop Programme: Tutor's Manual.
Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, (St. Lucia).
This manual for volunteer teachers from Canada traveling to the West Indies to assist host governments with improving their teachers' skills describes the organization sponsoring the teachers, the nature of the volunteers' duties, and practical aspects of the stay abroad. Two opening sections describe the Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development (OCOD) and its history, its overall structure, funding sources, and program objectives. A section details the application and selection process for teachers, called tutors in the program, who wish to serve. A job description indicates: tutors must attend orientation and planning sessions; tutors must develop, with host country tutors, detailed lesson plans for workshops, and team-teach these workshops with their West Indian counterparts; tutors must keep a log of daily activities, aid in planning a 2-3 year program, turn in various forms after the workshop ends, and attend a debriefing session. There are also sections on teacher contracts, arrangements for dependents, procedures for expressing concerns, orientation activities, the authority of the team leaders, expenses, accommodations, travel arrangements, suggestions for what to bring, and warnings about illegal drugs, the "Black Market," and advice on entry through customs. Appended are a map of locations in the West Indies that the program serves, a chart of 1992 workshops conducted, a list of team leaders with telephone numbers, and additional information on OCOD personnel and offices. (JB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Improvement, International Cooperation, International Programs, Partnerships in Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Descriptions, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Workshops, Technical Assistance, Travel, Voluntary Agencies, Volunteers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Organization for Cooperation in Overseas Development, (St. Lucia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada