ERIC Number: ED034177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
Reference Count: 0
English in the Lower Department of the Comprehensive School: Planning of a FOU Project Extending from 1970 to 1979.
School Research (Swedish National Board of Education Newsletter), Sep 1969
This document describes plans for a project investigating the introduction of English as a second language in Swedish schools beginning with the first grade. (English is now introduced as a compulsory foreign language in grade 4.) The primary aim of the Project is "to generally illustrate the effects which occur when the total number of English teaching-hours for the comprehensive school are distributed in different ways throughout the grades." Problems to be dealt with in the Project are to (1) analyze and test different methods for solving the problem of individualization, with emphasis on new ways of utilizing language labs and programmed study materials; (2) analyze the contents of the teaching and the teaching methods from new points of view; (3) develop new methods for measuring language proficiency; (4) develop methods for systematic observations of the interplay between teachers and pupils, and between pupils; (5) study the possibilities of forecasting success in the acquisition of foreign language proficiency; and (6) analyze the functions of the foreign language teacher. Projected investigation, data collecting, staff, and budget are also discussed. (AMM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Experimental Programs, Language Instruction, Research Projects, Teaching Methods
National Board of Education, Bureau L4, 104 22, Stockholm 22, Sweden
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Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.