Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Lise Sparrow


This materials development project in teacher training is the documentation of my work with a group of Thai teachers in 1986 at the Phanat Nikhom Processing Center in Phanat Nikhom, Chonburi, Thailand, a camp for IndoChinese refugees. As a teacher trainer-supervisor I structured a twenty week system of training teachers to become more proficient in their teaching skills through a process-based approach of awareness and analysis of one's personality and character strengths. While focusing on their characteristics, the teachers went through a four part program of training, Each part concentrated on teacher development through awareness of skill areas, experimentation and implementation of ESL approaches, observation and feedback, personal evaluations, and individual style development. This Independent Professional Project is a step-by-step explanation of the twenty week structure of the plan, the focus and materials used in the evaluation process, the teachers' comments on the process as a whole, and my personal reactions after the completion of each section of the plan.


Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Psychology | Teacher Education and Professional Development