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international panel: to assess or not to assess? that is the question

with ed bouchard and terry fitzgerald
mon aug 10, 16:30 - 18:00
venue: John Holland Theatre, Main Building (level 1)

Panel members: From the UK, Kathleen Ballard; from Australia, David Moore and Terry Fitzgerald, and from the US, Carol Boggs, Ed Bouchard, Ann Rodiger.

Chairs: Ed Bouchard and Terry Fitzgerald

This international panel will be about AT teacher ability assessment. AT teacher competency assessment is a major issue across the worldwide Alexander Technique community.

Carol Boggs, Ed Bouchard, Ann Rodiger and several US teachers began discussing possibilities of AT teacher competency at 2013 AmSAT ACGM in Chicago, titled Qualitative Standards Co-existing with Quantitative Requirements. Further explorations took place in 2014 at special Conferences in New York City and Long Beach, California.

Kathleen Ballard of the STAT Research Group regularly focuses on competency. Terry Fitzgerald wrote an EdD dissertation about the need to explore improving the traditional training model. David Moore heads a training course in Melbourne in which his graduates receive government recognition.

Assessment concerns have arisen independently across the international AT community in the last few years, members of this international panel now are coming together to address urgent questions such as:

Come and participate with us in a discussion.

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