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ERIC Number: ED016419
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 57
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LA CRISE DE L'ENSEIGNEMENT DU FRANCAIS DANS NOS ECOLES PAROISSIALES, ACTES DU CONGRES DES FRANCO-AMERICAINS (VIIIE, MANCHESTER, N.H., OCT. 15-17, 1965). (CRISIS IN THE TEACHING OF FRENCH IN PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS, TRANSACTIONS OF THE CONGRESS OF FRANCO-AMERICANS (8TH).
THE CONGRESS CONSIDERED THE PROBLEM OF FRENCH INSTRUCTION IN NEW ENGLAND CATHOLIC PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS. INCLUDED IN THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE THE TEXTS OF THE SPEECHES AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE SOLICITING REACTIONS TO A SPEECH OUTLINING DESIRABLE CHANGES IN FRENCH INSTRUCTION. AMONG THE PROPOSALS WAS THAT FRENCH BE ABANDONED AS THE LANGUAGE OF GENERAL INSTRUCTION AND THAT ENGLISH BE USED. IT WAS POINTED OUT THAT FRENCH IS NO LONGER GENERALLY SPOKEN IN THE HOMES OF THESE PARTICULAR STUDENTS. IT WAS PROPOSED, TOO, THAT IN LANGUAGE CLASSES CANADIAN FRENCH SHOULD BE REPLACED BY STANDARD INTERNATIONAL FRENCH. THE USE OF OUTDATED TEXTBOOKS WAS DEPLORED, AND TEACHER RE-EDUCATION IN AUDIOLINGUAL TECHNIQUES WAS RECOMMENDED. CONTINUITY OF STUDY THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEARS WAS URGED IN ORDER TO ENCOURAGE BILINGUALISM. FINALLY, PUBLIC RELATIONS PROCEDURES WERE PROPOSED TO INCREASE THE INFLUENCE OF FRENCH ON THE FRANCO-AMERICAN CHILD IN HIS DAILY LIFE. THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE CONGRESS ARE FOLLOWED BY A DISCUSSION OF THE EDUCATIONAL TRIAD OF CHURCH, FAMILY, AND STATE. (AF)
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Identifiers: NEW ENGLAND