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ERIC Number: ED003726
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Nov
Pages: 1
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AN EXPLORATORY SURVEY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING BY TELEVISION IN THE UNITED STATES.
REID, J. RICHARD
AN ASSESSMENT WAS MADE OF THE EXTENT, STRENGTH, AND WEAKNESS OF CLASSROOM LEARNING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES THROUGH TELEVISION. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED BY MAIL, THROUGH VISITING 16 LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN 15 AREAS OF THE COUNTRY, AND BY INTERVIEWS WITH TELEVISION AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TELEVISION PROGRAM DIRECTORS, AND STUDENTS. REPORT CONTENTS WERE DIVIDED INTO THREE PARTS--(1) CORROBORATION OF GENERAL IMPRESSIONS, (2) REFLECTIONS ON INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS, AND (3) DETAILED OBSERVATIONS RELATED TO HOW MUCH TELEVISION IS BEING USED, THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED, TECHNIQUES APPLIED TO MEET PROBLEMS, AND STUDIES OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT. CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT TELEVISION IS NOT THE ANSWER TO THE TEACHER SHORTAGE, BUT INSOFAR AS TELEVISION TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES IS PERFORMED BY SKILLED, INSPIRED TEACHERS, BACKED BY SOUND ADVICE FROM LINGUISTS AND PRODUCERS, AND BY A SOUND PROGRAM IN THE SCHOOLS, TELEVISION CAN HELP SOLVE THE TEACHER SHORTAGE. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)