ERIC Number: ED482485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Development and Supervision of Teaching Assistants in Foreign Languages. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series of Annual Volumes.
Walz, Joel C., Ed.
This collection of papers includes three parts. Part 1, "TA Development Programs," offers "Undergraduate Teaching Assistants: One Model" (Katherine M. Kulick); "Teaching Assistant Development: A Case Study" (Julia Herschensohn); and "Breaking Out of the Vicious Circle: TA Training, Education, and Supervision for the Less Commonly Taught Languages" (Benjamin Rifkin). Part 2, "The Methods Course," includes "The Seamless Web: Developing Teaching Assistants as Professionals" (Marva A. Barnett and Robert Francis Cook) and "Beyond the Methods Course: Designing a Graduate Seminar in Foreign Language Program Direction" (Keith Mason). Part 3, "Specific Aspects of TA Development and Supervision," includes "What TAs Need to Know to Teach According to the New Paradigm" (Charles J. James);"'Poof! You're a Teacher!': Using Introspective Data in the Professional Development of Beginning TAs" (Mary E. Wildner-Bassett); "Sensitizing Teaching Assistants to Native-Speaker Norms in the Communicative Classroom" (Nadine O'Connor Di Vito); "Toward a Revised Model of TA Training" (Cynthia A. Fox); "Thinking Culturally: Self-Awareness and Respect for Diversity in the Foreign Language Classroom" (Madeline Cottenet-Hage, John E. Joseph, and Pierre M. Verdaguer); and "Improving Inter-Rater Reliability in Scoring Tests in Multisection Courses" (Robert M. Terry). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Methods Courses, Native Speakers, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept, Student Evaluation, Supervision, Teaching Assistants, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Note: Prepared by the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Foreign Language Programs.