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ERIC Number: ED014933
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 1
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FOREIGN LANGUAGES--READING, LITERATURE, AND REQUIREMENTS. REPORTS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, 1967.
BIRD, THOMAS E.
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF NEW INFORMATION, THE WORKING COMMITTEES OF THE 1967 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES PUBLISHED UPDATED REPORTS ON READING INSTRUCTION, LITERATURE IN THE LANGUAGE CURRICULUM, AND TRENDS IN REQUIREMENTS AND PLACEMENT. IN AN ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY, DISCUSS, AND PARTIALLY SOLVE SOME OF THE PROBLEMS INHERENT IN TEACHING STUDENTS TO READ A FOREIGN LANGUAGE, THE FIRST REPORT, BASED ON THE FINDINGS OF THE WORKING COMMITTEE HEADED BY WILLIAM G. MOULTON, FOCUSES ATTENTION ON THE TRANSITION AND INTEGRATED APPROACHES TO READING, SUPPLEMENTING EXISTING MATERIALS, AND SPECIAL PROBLEMS OF VOCABULARY. HIGHLIGHTED IN THE PAPER DEVELOPED BY THE SECOND GROUP, UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF F. ANDRE PAQUETTE, ARE NOT ONLY A REVIEW OF PREVIOUS RELATED CONFERENCE RESEARCH, BUT ALSO A DISCUSSION OF LITERATURE AND EDUCATION, EXPERIENCING LITERATURE, FACTORS LIMITING THE TIMES AND PLACES FOR LITERATURE, AND OTHER SUBJECT-RELATED PROBLEMS. IN A SECTION APPENDIX ARE A GRAPHIC SUMMARIZATION OF THE NATURE AND SEQUENCE OF THE READING PROGRAM PROPOSED BY GEORGE A. SCHERER'S 1963 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND A FRAGMENT FROM MARTIN JOOS'"THE FIVE CLOCKS." THE FINAL REPORT ON LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS AND PLACEMENT TRENDS, PRODUCED BY JOHN F. GUMMERE'S COMMITTEE, INCLUDES SECTIONS ON STANDARDS FOR TEACHER REQUIREMENTS, THE CONTINUITY PROBLEM, COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS AND PLACEMENT PRACTICES, AND GRADUATION AND ADVANCED DEGREE REQUIREMENTS. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE AS NUMBER NEC 67 FOR $2.50 FROM THE MLA/ACTFL MATERIALS CENTER, 62 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. 10011. (AB)
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Identifiers: Northeast Conference Teaching of Foreign Languages