|Title:||The Teaching Assistant Training Handbook|
|Author:||Edited by Loreto R. Prieto & Steven A. Meyers|
|Description:||Subtitled "How to Prepare TAs for Their Responsibilities," this excellent work is designed for college faculty, staff, and administrators who train and supervise TAs in all disciplines. This edited book presents readers with a wealth of information that is essential for designing, implementing, or improving a TA training program in a department or university-wide office. The authors illustrate a wide range of strategies to prepare TAs for their teaching responsibilities, including orientation programs, workshops, courses, on-going supervision, and experiential activities. In addition, chapters address critical topics in college teaching, such as increasing TAs' awareness of ethical issues in the classroom or enhancing TAs' sensitivity to issues of gender and racial/ethnic issues when teaching.|
SECTION I: The Training & Preparation of Graduate Teaching Assistants
"When I was hired by the University of Michigan in 1948 to teach introductory psychology and train the graduate student teaching fellows, there were probably no more than a handful of faculty members in the United States whose job descriptions included teaching assistant training. Today there are many teaching assistant trainers. However, most, like me, have had little preparation for their role."
"Fortunately, there are now a number of books dealing with aspects of college teaching. The Teaching Assistant Training Handbook, edited by Loreto Prieto and Steven Meyers, provides numerous methods of training teaching assistants and practical suggestions for carrying them out effectively. Had I had this book 50 years ago I would have done a better job, and I plan to use it in training my teaching assistants next term."
Dr. W. J. McKeachie, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, author of the best-selling classic Teaching Tips, now in its 11th edition.
|About the Author:||
Loreto R. Prieto received his doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Iowa in 1996. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Akron. Dr. Prieto has supervised graduate teaching assistants, has written and published several articles concerning teaching assistant development, and during his graduate training taught as a teaching assistant at the University of Iowa for over two years. In addition to his interest in issues concerning teaching assistant development, Dr. Prieto's clinical training focused upon psychological testing and assessment as well as multicultural psychology and diversity issues. Dr. Prieto is active in Division 2 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Teaching of Psychology. He serves as the Chair of the Division 2 Task Force on Diversity, is a member of the Division 2 Long Range Planning Committee, has served as a Liaison to APA for Division 2 on projects concerning diversity issues, and has been an active reviewer for the Division 2 journal Teaching of Psychology. In addition, he serves as Chair of the Diversity Working Group for APA's Psychology Partnerships Project (P3), an Education Directorate initiative involving scholars and educators from various specialty areas from across the nation who, in an effort to meet the demands of the new millennium, are seeking to update and enhance current teaching and training practices in the discipline of psychology.
|Details:||2001 [ISBN: 1-58107-031-4; 216 pages soft cover; 8 x 10 inch]|