ERIC Number: ED481008
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Language Teaching: Raising Expectations for Instructor Preparation.
Chaput, Patricia R.
This paper argues for considerably higher expectations for the qualifications of language teachers by focusing on what preparations could and should offer. Because efforts to address issues of teacher preparation confront tacit assumptions about language teaching, the paper draws on the experience of literature training and hiring as a parallel in order to identify some of these tacit assumptions and provoke questions. It points out the dramatic difference in expectations that are encountered when comparing the preparation for teaching language to the preparation for the teaching of literature or linguistics. (Contains 10 endnotes and 46 references.) (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Mentoring Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series in Annual Volumes; see FL 027 839.