ERIC Number: ED457131
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
The Teaching Assistant Training Handbook: How To Prepare TAs for Their Responsibilities.
Prieto, Loreto R., Ed.; Meyers, Steven A., Ed.
This book is designed for college faculty, staff, and administrators who train and supervise teaching assistants (TAs). It presents a collection of papers with information on designing, implementing, and improving TA training programs. Section 1, "The Training and Preparation of Graduate Teaching Assistants," includes (1) "Conceptualizing and Promoting Effective TA Training" (Steven A. Meyers); (2) "Departmental Orientation Programs for Teaching Assistants" (Sandra Goss Lucas); (3) "Teaching in the University Setting: A Course for Teaching Assistants" (Louise Hainline); (4) "Making the First Time a Good Time: Microteaching for New Teaching Assistants" (Christina Maslach, Lauren Silver, Nnamdi Pole, and Emily J. Ozer); (5) "The Use of Videotape Feedback in GTA Training" (Steven Prentice-Dunn and Shane Pitts); and (6) "The Supervision of Teaching Assistants: Theory, Evidence and Practice" (Loreto R. Prieto). Section 2, "Professional Issues in Teaching Assistant Training," includes (7) "Ethical Dilemmas Confronting Graduate Teaching Assistants" (Patricia Keith-Spiegel and Bernard E. Whitley, Jr.); (8) "Gender Conscious Teaching for Graduate Teaching Assistants" (Heidi S. Fencl); (9) "Preparing for Diversity in College Teaching" (Pamela Trotman Reid, Linwood J. Lewis, and Roseanne Flores); and (10) "Annotated Readings and Bibliographic Outline of Resources on College Teaching" (Julie Feldman and Richard Coughlan). (Chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Ethics, Feedback, Gender Issues, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Microteaching, Orientation, Professional Training, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Supervision, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Methods, Videotape Recordings
New Forums Press, Inc., P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74074. Web site: http://www.newforums.com.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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