ERIC Number: ED039802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Oct-7
Reference Count: 0
Should Foreign Language Be Eliminated from the Curriculum?
Lawson, John H.
A superintendent of schools suggests reasons for the continuation and expansion of foreign language programs in public schools. Prominent in his discussion are concepts which focus on the international and domestic scene, historical developments in language instruction dating from 1957, high attrition rates in current programs, foreign language in elementary schools (FLES), articulation problems among schools, language laboratories, and various types of innovation. The author concludes by making a plea for diversification in course design and implementation. (RL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Cultural Background, Curriculum, Curriculum Evaluation, Elementary Schools, FLES, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Modern Languages, Program Development, Second Language Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Secondary Schools, Teacher Attitudes
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Note: Speech presented at Secondary School Foreign Language Symposium, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana on October 7, 1969