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ERIC Number: ED018775
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Aug-20
Pages: 47
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A SURVEY OF INTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE UNCOMMON LANGUAGES, SUMMER 1964.
MILLER, ROY ANDREW
THIS SURVEY COVERED ALL BUT ONE (HAWAII) OF THE 22 NDEA INTENSIVE PROGRAMS IN THE UNCOMMON LANGUAGES FOR THE SUMMER OF 1964 (THE THIRD YEAR OF SUMMER LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION SUPPORTED BY TITLE VI OF THE NATIONAL DEFENSE EDUCATION ACT). THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION OF THE SURVEY, AND ALSO THE MOST DIFFICULT TO INVESTIGATE, DISCUSS, AND REACH CONCLUSIONS CONCERNING WAS--WHAT HAS BEEN, AND SPECIFICALLY FOR THE 1964 SUMMER PROGRAM, WHAT WAS THE GENERAL OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS OF SUCH INTENSIVE SUMMER LANGUAGE PROGRAMS. THE SURVEY OBSERVED THAT THESE PROGRAMS WERE SEEN TO BE ACHIEVING THEIR GOALS BEST IN THE CASE OF A FEW MAJOR CENTERS LOCATED AT INSTITUTIONS WITH JOINTLY-OPERATED AND LONG-ESTABLISHED ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS IN UNCOMMON LANGUAGES AND AREA WORK. IN THE OTHER CASES THEY WERE OFTEN SEEN TO BE PROVIDING UNDOUBTED TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS, BUT OFTEN THE NATURE OF THIS TRAINING AND ITS SCOPE WERE SO FAR ISOLATED FROM ANY PROGRAM IN WHICH THESE SAME STUDENTS MIGHT POSSIBLY BE CONTINUING IN SEPTEMBER AS TO CREATE PROBABLY AS MANY PROBLEMS AS THEY SOLVE. SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS SUGGESTED FOR FORTHCOMING SUMMER LANGUAGE PROPOSALS INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING--(1) SERIOUS ATTENTION SHOULD BE PAID TO IMPLEMENTATION OF THE AUDIOLINGUAL METHOD OF INSTRUCTION FOR ALL ELEMENTARY LANGUAGE CLASSES AND AS FAR AS POSSIBLE FOR ALL INTERMEDIATE LANGUAGE CLASSES. (2) THE STAFF SHOULD BE ADEQUATE AND COMPETENT AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF PROSPECTIVE STAFF MEMBERS SHOULD GO INTO GREATER DETAIL. (3) THE TEACHING MATERIALS SHOULD BE SATISFACTORY AND DESCRIBED CAREFULLY. (4) STUDENTS WITH PREVIOUS LANGUAGE WORK SHOULD BE CAREFULLY TESTED, SCREENED, AND PLACED. A COPY OF THIS SURVEY IS ALSO AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST FROM THE INSTITUTE OF FAR EASTERN LANGUAGES, 2505A YALE STATION, YALE UNIVERSITY, NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT 20065. (AMM)
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Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Inst. of Far Eastern Languages.
Identifiers: National Defense Education Act Institutes