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ERIC Number: ED003934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Aug-15
Pages: 49
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THE PREPARATION OF COLLEGE TEACHERS OF MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
MACALLISTER, ARCHIBALD T.
BASED UPON DATA GATHERED IN A SURVEY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHER COLLEGE EDUCATION PROGRAMS, LEADERS IN THE PROFESSION WERE CALLED TOGETHER TO DISCUSS AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS ON EXISTING PROBLEMS. THE CONFERENCE CONSISTED OF 18 PARTICIPANTS AND OBSERVERS WHO WERE PRESENTED WITH SUFFICIENT DATA TO DESCRIBE CONDITIONS AND DISPARITIES. STUDIES PREPARED FOR THE CONFERENCE WERE DISCUSSED BY THE CONFEREES. THE STUDIES INCLUDED (1) THE TEACHING ASSISTANT IN UNDERGRADUATE INSTRUCTION, (2) THE UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE MAJORS, AND (3) THE GRADUATE PROGRAM. EVALUATION BY THE CONFEREES INDICATED THAT MERELY TO STATE THE QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED FOR LANGUAGE TEACHERS WAS NOT ENOUGH. A CORRESPONDING DEVICE WOULD BE NEEDED TO MEASURE RELATIVE ACHIEVEMENT. RECOMMENDATIONS WERE SUGGESTED AS TO STANDARDS OF COMPETENCE FOR BEGINNING FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS AS A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM. GUIDELINES ALSO WERE DISCUSSED FOR PLANNING AND ADMINISTERING COLLEGE LANGUAGE TEACHER INSTITUTES. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)