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ERIC Number: ED011429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE ARTICULATION IN CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES.
ANTON, ROGER C.; AND OTHERS
THE PROGRESS MADE IN TEACHING FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS SHOWS UP THE MAJOR PROBLEM OF ARTICULATION AMONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, JUNIOR AND SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS, AND COLLEGES, AND IT IS THIS PROBLEM THAT IS EXPLORED BY THE CALIFORNIA LIAISON COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN LANGUAGES. THE ADOPTION OF COMMON OBJECTIVES AND PROVISION FOR CONTINUITY OF LANGUAGE STUDY IN PUBLIC EDUCATION FROM THE FIRST LEVEL THROUGH TEACHER TRAINING CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOLUTION OF THE PROBLEM IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE. A STUDENT'S PLACEMENT AT ANY POINT IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE SEQUENCE SHOULD DEPEND ON THE DEGREE OF LINGUISTIC PROFICIENCY ATTAINED IN PREVIOUS LEVELS. AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL, THIS CAN BE DETERMINED BEST BY PROFESSIONALLY DESIGNED TESTS. UNFORTUNATELY, THE CREDIT-HOUR STRUCTURE OF MOST COLLEGES MAY LEAD TO REPETITION OF WORK, THOUGH THE COMMITTEE DISCOURAGES CREDIT FOR DUPLICATION OF STUDY. JUNIOR COLLEGES MUST RECONSIDER AND ENLARGE THEIR CURRICULUMS, AND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES MUST DIRECT SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE TRAINING OF PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS IN LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, PSYCHOLOGY, AND METHODS. THE COMMITTEE FURTHER RECOMMENDS THAT CALIFORNIA SCHOOLS EXPAND THEIR MULTILANGUAGE OFFERINGS AT ALL LEVELS AND THAT A CENTRAL INFORMATION CENTER PROVIDE EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION ABOUT PROGRAMS AND POLICIES IN THE LANGUAGE FIELD. APPENDIXES INCLUDE DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS OF FOUR LEVELS OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE COMPETENCE AND LISTS OF CURRENT AND FORMER MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE. (GJ)
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Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers: California (Sacramento)