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ERIC Number: ED014931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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LANGUAGE TEACHING--BROADER CONTEXTS. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1966.
MEAD, ROBERT G., JR.
TO FOCUS ATTENTION ON CURRENT PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE PROFESSION, THE 1966 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES PUBLISHED ITS WORKING COMMITTEE REPORTS ON LANGUAGE LEARNING RESEARCH, WIDER USES FOR LANGUAGES, AND THE SUPERVISION AND COORDINATION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. THE FIRST REPORT, "RESEARCH AND LANGUAGE LEARNING," INCLUDES (1) JOHN B. CARROLL'S REVIEW OF RESEARCH FROM 1961 TO 1966 ON THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING, MEASUREMENT, AND EXPERIMENTAL STUDIES, FOLLOWED BY AN EXTENSIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY (2) NOAM CHOMSKY'S PAPER ON LINGUISTIC THEORY WHICH QUESTIONS THE THEORETICAL BASES OF CURRENT TEACHING METHODS, AND (3) CHARLES A. FERGUSON'S REVIEW OF RESEARCH TRENDS IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS AND ITS APPLICATION IN THE CLASSROOM. IN THE SECOND REPORT, BROWNLEE SANDS CORRIN'S COMMITTEE OUTLINES THE ATTITUDES, NEEDS, AND PURPOSES OF LANGUAGE STUDY TODAY, AND, IN DISCUSSIONS OF CURRENT PROGRAMS AND THEIR LIMITATIONS, SUGGESTS SEVERAL CHANGES POSSIBLE BECAUSE OF NEW INSIGHTS AND METHODS. THE REPORT OF GENEVIEVE S. BLEW'S COMMITTEE DISCUSSES (1) THE COORDINATOR'S ROLE, (2) IMPROVED TEACHER COMPETENCE, CURRICULUM, AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES UTILIZATION, (3) PROGRAM INTERPRETATION OUTSIDE THE PROFESSION, AND (4) THE STIMULATION OF INTEREST IN FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 66 FOR $2.50 FROM THE MLA/ACTFL MATERIALS CENTER, 62 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10011. (AB)
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