The Preparation of Second Language Teachers Through Post-Baccalaureate Education

Authors

  • Millie Park Mellgren,

    1. University of Minnesota
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      Millie Park Mellgren (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is Assistant Professor of Second Languages and Cultures at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Constance L. Walker,

    1. University of Minnesota
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      Constance L. Walker (Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) is Associate Professor of Second Languages and Cultures at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Dale L. Lange

    1. University of Minnesota
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      Dale L. Lange (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is Professor of Second Languages and Cultures Education at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.


Abstract

ABSTRACT Implementation of a graduate program for training second language teachers began in the fall of 1987. Components of the program include: (1) intensive 9-month on-site clinical experiences in a school district; (2) the development of skills in self-examination and teacher observation in which students utilize skills as reflective teachers to examine classroom processes and outcomes; and (3) a research component which allows them to consider questions of second language teaching and learning in actual classroom settings.

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