Identifying and Acquiring the Ideal Business/Technology Teaching In English (BTTIE) Educators for Asian International Schools

Bibliographic Details
Authors and Corporations: Deeds, D.W.
Title: Identifying and Acquiring the Ideal Business/Technology Teaching In English (BTTIE) Educators for Asian International Schools
In: 2007 International Conference on Convergence Information Technology (ICCIT 2007), 2007, p. 1416-1424
published:
IEEE
Physical Description:1416-1424
ISSN/ISBN: 0-7695-3038-9
Summary:International educational institutions teaching all subjects in English, from elementary to graduate schools, are proliferating across Asia. Many Asian school personnel, both local and foreign, have amassed a plethora of expertise and experience re: teaching english to speakers of other languages (TESOL) and even Business English Teaching (BET), but the relatively new area of business and technology teaching in english (BTTIE) remains <i>terra</i> <i>incognita</i>. Typically, at the average Asian educational institution: the foreign Native English Speaking Teachers (NESTs) possess neither extensive business/technology backgrounds nor advanced degrees in related subjects; the local and foreign business/technology teachers either aren't proficient in English or are capable but not considered NESTs. Newcomers might be both content and teaching experts, but it's unlikely they'll know how to teach effectively in Asia. This paper: describes the characteristics and qualifications re: the ideal BTTIE educators for Asian international schools; suggests alternative sources and processes for obtaining teachers due to the current/future shortage of such professionals. Educational technology utilization is touted as a necessary factor for both teaching and teachers. The interstate new teacher assessment and support consortium (INTASC) Standards are cited and adapted to the BTTIE-specific educator/education discussion.
Type of Resource:E-Article
Source:IEEE Xplore Library
Language: English