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ERIC Number: ED020690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962-Nov
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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HOW DO WE BREAK THE LOCKSTEP. VARIATIONS IN CLASS SIZE AS APPLIED TO LANGUAGE TEACHING.
VALDMAN, ALBERT
A MULTI-FACETED SCHEME FOR LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION PROPOSES (1) LINGUISTIC AND CULTURAL CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS, (2) AUTO-TUTORIAL ACQUISITION OF MOTOR SKILLS, AND (3) TEACHER-GUIDED USE OF LANGUAGE IN A SIMULATED NATURAL CONTEXT. THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROBLEMS INVOLVED IN ADJUSTING TO THIS NEW FUNCTION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING WERE STUDIED FOR THREE YEARS IN A MULTIPLE CREDIT FRENCH COURSE. A DISCUSSION OF THE ADJUSTMENTS COVERS REDUCTION IN CLASS SIZE, USE OF THE LANGUAGE LABORATORY AS A TEACHING MACHINE, AVAILABILITY OF ADEQUATE SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL, AND GRANTING OF CREDIT FOR ACHIEVEMENT AND NOT FOR SEMESTER HOURS. DESPITE FAVORABLE STUDENT PERFORMANCE, ADOPTION OF THE MULTIPLE CREDIT FRENCH COURSE DEPENDS ON EVIDENCE THAT THERE IS (1) MAINTENANCE OF THE NORMAL STUDENT RETENTION PATTERN, (2) AVAILABILITY OF GRADUATE TEACHING ASSOCIATES, AND (3) COMPATIBILITY OF THE MULTIPLE CREDIT FRENCH COURSE WITH HIGHER-LEVEL COURSES. THIS ARTICLE APPEARED IN "AUDIOVISUAL INSTRUCTION," VOLUME 7, NUMBER 9, NOVEMBER 1962, PAGES 630-634. (AF)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Dept. of Audiovisual Instruction.
Identifiers: INDIANA UNIVERSITY