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ERIC Number: ED013031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 101
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Reference Count: 0
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FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN PRIMARY EDUCATION, CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN OR SECOND LANGUAGES TO YOUNGER CHILDREN (HAMBURG, APRIL 9-14, 1962).
STERN, H.H.
THIS REPORT OF AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF LANGUAGE TEACHING EXPERTS HELD UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE UNESCO INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION IN HAMBURG, GERMANY, APRIL 9-14, 1962, REVIEWS THE WHOLE PROBLEM OF SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING AT THE PRIMARY STAGE OF EDUCATION, AND IDENTIFIES THE PERTINENT, RELATED FIELDS IN NEED OF FURTHER RESEARCH. FOLLOWING A BRIEF DISCUSSION OF ARGUMENTS FOR EARLY SECOND LANGUAGE LEARNING, IT SURVEYS EXTENSIVELY THE RESULTS OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH THAT STRENGTHEN THE ARGUMENT FOR AN EARLY START. IN THE FINAL SECTION OF GENERAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INTRODUCING A LANGUAGE IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS, ARE DISCUSSIONS OF SUCH PROBLEMS AS POLICY AND PLANNING NEEDS, TEACHER AND STUDENT REQUIREMENTS, AND COURSE CONTENT, METHODOLOGY, MATERIALS, CONTINUITY, AND COST. ALSO NOTED THERE, FOR THOSE UNDERTAKING RESEARCH, ARE THE CONSIDERATION OF VARIABLES IN LEARNING SITUATIONS, THE NEED FOR THEORETICAL BACKGROUND FROM RELATED DISCIPLINES, AND A LIST OF SPECIFIC PROBLEMS. THE FOUR APPENDIXES THAT PRECEDE AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY CONTAIN A LIST OF PARTICIPANTS, A SUMMARY OF PRIMARY SCHOOL LANGUAGE TEACHING, A CASE STUDY OF BILINGUALISM, AND NOTES ON DOCUMENTATION AND REPORTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FOR $2.50 FROM THE UNESCO PUBLICATIONS CENTER, 317 EAST 34 STREET, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, 10016. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (West Germany). Inst. for Education.
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