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ERIC Number: ED018174
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 3
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THEY DROPPED THE BALL ON FLES.
GASKELL, WILLIAM G.
THIS COMMENTARY ON AN EARLIER ARTICLE ABOUT THE DISCONTINUATION OF A 6-YEAR FLES PILOT PROGRAM (SEE "MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 50, MARCH 1966) CRITICIZES THE LACK OF CLEARLY DEFINED GOALS OR EXPECTATION OF SUCCESS WHICH CHARACTERIZED THE PROJECT. THE PLANNERS MADE NO ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES IN THE SCHOOL TO ACCOMMODATE THE PROGRAM AND FAILED TO CONSULT AVAILABLE RESEARCH, WHICH WOULD HAVE REVEALED THE ADVISABILITY OF SHORTER AND MORE FREQUENT STUDY PERIODS. THE BADLY PACED AND POORLY ARTICULATED PROGRAM CAUSED DISENCHANTMENT AMONG THE PUPILS. THE NEED FOR CAREFUL PLANNING WITH REFERENCE TO INITIAL, INTERMEDIATE, AND LONG-RANGE GOALS IS DISCUSSED. THIS ARTICLE IS A REPRINT FROM "THE MODERN LANGUAGE JOURNAL," VOLUME 51, NUMBER 2, FEBRUARY 1967, PAGES 79-81. (RW)
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Authoring Institution: National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations.
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