JOHN A. CUSHING (MAT, School of International Training, Brattleboro, Vt.) completed his Master's Degree in August 1971. Before entering the program described here, he taught English as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Korea. In September, he began teaching English for the Youth Exchange Service, International, in Tokyo, Japan.
Developing Student Responsibility: A New Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1971 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 5, Issue 2, pages 222–225, December 1971
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Cushing, J. A. (1971), Developing Student Responsibility: A New Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Foreign Language Annals, 5: 222–225. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1971.tb00683.x
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ABSTRACT The MAT program offered by the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont, represents a unique approach to preparing language teachers. Having assembled a group of dedicated and qualified degree candidates, the program allows them to pursue specific interests in the field of language education, and requires that each be responsible for developing and implementing a personal philosophy of teaching. Candidates share their ideas and insights with each other as various fields essential to effective teaching (psychology, linguistics, etc.) are examined. Orientation is pragmatic; a sizable portion of the year is devoted to practice teaching in a foreign environment. A descriptive chronology of the 1970–71 program indicates that the candidates grew and developed considerably in skill and understanding during the course of the year.