ERIC Number: ED032538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies. Summary Report.
The Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies (FLICS) was a three-year curriculum development project sponsored by Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The emphasis of Title III was upon innovative and exemplary programs which could be used to develop and demonstrate curriculum constructs most needed in various areas of the total school curriculum. The Foreign Language Curriculum Committee defined four problem areas: (1) the larger number of children entering Michigan schools speaking a language other than English which was being lost through lack of use; (2) the emerging impact of hardware upon the foreign language classroom without appropriate software to result in effective teaching; (3) the need to insure that once an innovative program is created, the atmosphere and resources within a school system are conducive to the maintenance of such change; and (4) the lack of appropriate materials and approaches available in advanced language courses and the need for a humanities approach in this area. A description of the Bibligual Curriculum Development Program, the Learning Laboratory Program, the Associated Staff Training Program, and the materials produced by the FLICS Project are presented in this report. For further information on this project, write: Dr. James McClafferty, Humanities Teaching Institute, Michigan State U., East Lansing. (AMM)
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Sponsor: Ann Arbor Public Schools, MI.
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Identifiers: Foreign Language Innovative Curricula Studies