ERIC Number: ED420179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Language Coordinators Resource Kit. Section Two: Teacher Supervision.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
The guide is one section of a resource kit designed to assist Peace Corps language instruction coordinators in countries around the world in understanding the principles underlying second language learning and teaching and in organizing instructional programs. This section focuses on selection and supervision of language teachers. An introductory chapter gives an overview of the guide and provides suggestions for identifying teacher supervision needs for the program and a schedule for supervision activities. Chapter 2 discusses teacher recruitment and hiring, including methods for determining staffing needs, soliciting applications, developing selection procedures and criteria, and notifying candidates. It includes sample job descriptions and application and observation forms. Chapter 3 covers teacher observation and assessment, including techniques for classroom observation, giving and receiving feedback, and conducting an assessment. A sample feedback role-play and assessment forms are provided. Chapter 4 offers recommendations for organizing effective teachers' meetings and tips from the field for being an effective supervisor. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Contracts, Employment Interviews, Feedback, Job Applicants, Language Teachers, Meetings, Occupational Information, Program Administration, Program Design, Public Agencies, Questioning Techniques, Records (Forms), Scheduling, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Staff Development, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Selection, Teacher Supervision
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.