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ERIC Number: ED014922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Oct
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING--A REVIEW OF CURRENT PROBLEMS.
BURDETT, BRUCE E.
BECAUSE FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHERS HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED IN CRITICIZING OPENLY THE ILLS OF THE PROFESSION, A NUMBER OF CRITICAL PROBLEMS REMAIN UNSOLVED. IF THE NEED FOR UPGRADED SPECIFIC KINDS OF MATERIALS WOULD BE ARTICULATED OPENLY, PERHAPS PUBLISHERS WOULD PRODUCE MORE EFFECTIVE AND APPEALING TEXTBOOKS. IF THE PROFESSION WOULD RECOGNIZE THE POTENTIALS AND LIMITATIONS OF THE LABORATORY AS A PROGRAM SUPPLEMENT, THE NEED FOR DEVELOPING BETTER MATERIALS FOR PRACTICAL INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES, AND THE DESIRABILITY OF HAVING OPERATIONALLY AND MECHANICALLY LESS COMPLEX NEW EQUIPMENT DESIGNED FOR TEACHER USE, IT COULD GEAR THE REBIRTH OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY MOVEMENT TO FIT ITS PROJECTED TEACHING GOALS. IF A MORE EFFECTIVE DIALOG WERE TO EXIST BETWEEN THE COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD (CEEB) AND SECONDARY AND COLLEGE TEACHERS, MUCH COULD BE ACCOMPLISHED IN HELPING THE TESTING SERVICE KEEP ITS MEASUREMENT PROCESSES MORE REALISTICALLY ATTUNED TO THE TREND IN MODERN LANGUAGE CURRICULUMS OF DEVELOPING ALL FOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS. FURTHERMORE, CEEB COULD HAVE A GREAT IMPACT NATIONALLY ON IMPROVING LANGUAGE TEACHING PRACTICES BY OUTLINING THE PEDAGOGICAL THEORY AND PHILOSOPHY UNDERLYING ITS TESTING TECHNIQUES. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "THE INDEPENDENT SCHOOL BULLETIN," VOLUME 27, NUMBER 1, OCTOBER 1967, PAGES 39-43. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: National Association of Independent Schools, Boston, MA.
Identifiers: COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION BOARD; NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS