ERIC Number: ED055494
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-24
Reference Count: 0
How Foreign Language Develops Character by Widening the Learner's World.
Torres, Edgardo E.
Seeking to answer the question of how language affects character by widening the learner's world, this article reviews in broad terms the present conditions in the study of foreign languages, reviews the attitudes of the "new student" in foreign languages, and challenges educators to consider new directions in the development of advanced placement courses. In covering these issues, the author touches on related topics including a definition of "character," teacher-pupil relationshps, motivation, learning-teaching distinctions, language enrollment trends, the "now" student, advanced placement, and cultural education. Much attention is given to a discussion of Alvin Toffler's attitudes expressed in his "Future Shock" as they relate to language instruction and, in particular, in recognizing the significance of teaching toward the affective as well as the cognitive domain. (RL)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Advanced Students, Affective Objectives, Basic Skills, Cognitive Objectives, Cultural Education, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Personality Development, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Note: Speech presented at the Advanced Placement Congerence, San Francisco, Calif., June 24, 1971