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ERIC Number: ED412747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 22
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Training Supervisors To Train Teachers: UAE Perspectives.
Guefrachi, Hedi; Troudi, Salah
This report describes a United Arab Emirates University training program for teacher educators. The program was designed to improve both the overall quality of English language instruction in the country and the English language proficiency level of students by the time they enter higher education, through both instructional improvement and articulation of English language instruction across educational levels. The program for teacher supervisors consisted of 24 training sessions over two semesters, and provided approximately equal time for advanced language instruction and methodological issues, including instructional and classroom management techniques. Course materials were drawn directly from student textbooks, and course instruction was in workshop style to maximize supervisor participation. Participants had opportunities to meet with Ministry of Education officials to exchange expertise and discuss issues. Those teaching the program were University faculty with English-as-a-Second-Language expertise, teacher training experience, and school-level teaching experience. The course was evaluated using three methods: assessment of each workshop session, mid-course evaluation involving supervisor and trainee discussion of the course; and end-of-course evaluation using both questionnaire and discussion. These assessments provided valuable information for course improvement. Three session outlines are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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