ERIC Number: ED029546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Some Opinions on the Future of High School Russian Programs.
Bockman, John F.
Russian is and will probably continue to be an intruder in the secondary-school curriculum. Like all intruders, it will gain and retain ground slowly and with difficulty and will tend to lose ground quickly and easily. It will be difficult for a high school Russian program to continue to attract and hold the enrollment needed to justify its existence if it continues to be geared more or less exclusively to the high-ability student, and if its chief concern is to prepare students for the university Russian program. Instruction in the Russian language can be maintained successfully in the curriculum only with the tireless effort of the instructor as well as the profession to provide a program with compatibility and relevancy to contemporary teenage reality through the discovery of efficient and economic procedures and the adoption of timely methods of instruction. (Author/AF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Preparation, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Improvement, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Russian, Secondary Schools, Student Interests, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Role
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages.
Note: Address given before the Spring Meeting of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages, April 15, 1967