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ERIC Number: ED481007
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Working with Lecturers and Part-Time Faculty: A Case Study of Russian in the National Capital Area.
Robin, Richard
This chapter examines the specific issues and problems of hiring part-time instructors for foreign language courses. Specifically, it discusses the part-time situation for teaching Russian in the Washington, DC area. It looks first at the major factors involved in hiring part-timers, particularly compared to graduate teaching assistants, commonly considered an ideal source of affordable language instructors. Next, the results of an informal anonymous survey of schools offering Russian in the area are presented. Discussion of the survey results is supplemented with input from individual interviews with both part-timers and their employers. The chapter concludes with suggestions for addressing the most troubling problems of part-time employment in Russian departments. (Contains 18 references, 4 endnotes, and 3 tables.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia