ERIC Number: ED403829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
University of Wyoming/NAFSA Institute on Foreign TA Training. Working Papers, Volume III.
Smith, Rosslyn, Ed.; And Others
This collection contains 16 papers that focus on various problems and challenges relating to the design and implementation of training programs for international or foreign teaching assistants (ITAs or FTAs). It includes: (1) "An Outline of Analysis for Program Design" (Larry L. Loeher); (2) "A Survey of ITA Orientation Programs: Type, Assessment Categories, and Exit Options" (Marion Couvillion); (3) "The Ideal FTA Environment: Notes Based on One Trainer's Experience" (Mike Lyons); (4) "Designing and Implementing an FTA Orientation" (Nancy Pfinstag); (5) "A Program to Improve Student Attitudes Toward Foreign Teaching Assistants" (Kim E. Gilmore); (6) "Assessment for International Teaching Assistant Institute" (Lavon Gappa); (7) "Short But Sweet: A One-Day ITA Orientation Workshop" (Janet M. Goodwin); (8) "Proposal for Vanderbilt University FTA Program" (Janette Lanier); (9) "Plea for an Integrated Approach to Language Testing and Training for Foreign Teaching Assistants: Potential for ESL Training" (Susan Taylor); (10) "Cross Cultural Communications: Understanding the Situation" (Lynne McNamara); (11) "Culture in FTA Training Programs: An Overview" (Rosslyn Smith); (12) "Nonverbal Communication for the FTA: An Annotated Bibliography" (Nancy Frampton); (13) "'Talking': The Basic Act of University Teaching" (Patricia Byrd); (14) "Improving the Intelligibility of FTAs: How ESL Teachers Might Be More Effective" (Linda Grant); (15) "The Assessment and Training of Teaching Assistants in Biology and Chemistry" (Linda Mantel); and (16) "Duties and Activities of Chemistry Teaching Assistants" (Kim E. Gilmore). (Some individual papers contain references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Orientation, Program Design, Program Implementation, Science Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Assistants, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.; Wyoming Univ., Laramie.