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ERIC Number: ED012392
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Sep
Pages: 99
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Reference Count: 0
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A SURVEY AND INVESTIGATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION UNDER CONDITIONS OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING.
ALLEN, DWIGHT W.; POLITZER, ROBERT L.
CURRENT USES OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM WERE STUDIED (1) BY AN INVESTIGATION OF THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN FIVE TRADITIONALLY SCHEDULED SCHOOLS AND FIVE FLEXIBLY SCHEDULED SCHOOLS AND (2) BY A REVIEW OF THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY BY A CONFERENCE OF SPECIALISTS IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION, FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING, AND ADMINISTRATION. WHAT HAD BEEN REVEALED BY THE INVESTIGATION OF DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES WITH FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING ABOUT ITS ADVANTAGES, POTENTIALS, AND DANGERS WAS REVIEWED BY THE CONFERENCE TO FORMULATE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR (1) THE USE OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM, AND (2) RESEARCH TO DETERMINE GUIDELINES FOR OPTIMUM USE OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING. CONCLUSIONS OF THE CONFERENCE INDICATED THAT FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING HAD MADE DISAPPOINTINGLY LITTLE IMPACT ON FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION. FOUR FACETS OF LANGUAGE TEACHING WERE IDENTIFIED WHICH COULD BE FURTHER DEVELOPED AND USED ALONG WITH FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING TO PRODUCE SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION--INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION USING PROGRAMED MATERIALS AND NEW PATTERNS OF PACING, USE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY, USE OF LARGE-GROUP INSTRUCTION, AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF VARIOUS TEACHING STAFF PATTERNS. FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING WAS VIEWED AS A MEANS OF PROVIDING INDIVIDUALIZATION FOR PUPIL, SUBJECT, AND INSTRUCTOR. THE SMALL-GROUP MEETINGS OFFERED SOMEWHAT MORE INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION, BUT MOST TEACHERS BELIEVED SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS WERE NEEDED TO USE THE FULL POTENTIAL OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING FOR INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION. AREAS OF FLEXIBLE SCHEDULING WHERE MORE RESEARCH WAS NEEDED WERE IDENTIFIED. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA.
Identifiers: California (Stanford)