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ERIC Number: ED003960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Nov
Pages: 1
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TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULA IN THE MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES.
CHILDERS, J. WESLEY; AND OTHERS
A NATIONWIDE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED OF MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULUMS. FOUR TYPES OF QUESTIONNAIRES WERE DEVELOPED FOR (1) LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGES, (2) TEACHERS COLLEGES, (3) GRADUATE SCHOOLS OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, AND (4) GRADUATE SCHOOLS OF EDUCATION, AND ADDRESSED TO 1,058 OF THESE INSTITUTIONS. A TOTAL OF 758 REPORTED THAT THEY OFFERED PREPARATION IN MODERN LANGUAGES FOR CERTIFICATION IN SECONDARY AND/OR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. THE INFORMATION PRESENTED WAS BASED ON THE RESPONSES OF THESE 758 INSTITUTIONS. THE RESULTING INFORMATION INCLUDED DATA CONCERNING (1) THE QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES, (2) LANGUAGE AND SCHOOL LEVEL, (3) METHODS COURSES PRACTICES FOR UNDERGRADUATES AND GRADUATES, (4) STUDENT TEACHING ARRANGEMENTS, (5) TESTING, COURSES, AND REQUIREMENTS, AND (6) CURRICULUM ORGANIZATION IN GRADUATE SCHOOLS. A LIST SPECIFYING THE LANGUAGES TAUGHT AT EACH INSTITUTION WAS ALSO PRESENTED. THE RESULTS SHOWED THAT (1) MODERN LANGUAGE TEACHER-PREPARATION CURRICULA WERE OFFERED IN TWO OUT OF THREE INSTITUTIONS, (2) METHODS COURSES WERE USUALLY TAUGHT BY SPECIALISTS, AND (3) 80 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATE SCHOOLS TEST THE AUDIOLINGUAL COMPETENCY OF THEIR CANDIDATES. (RS)
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Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK; New York (New York)