ERIC Number: ED056598
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Leadership in Foreign-Language Education: The Foreign-Language Teacher and Research.
Clark, John L. D.
The relationship of the foreign language teacher and the researcher is explored in this report which focuses predominately on three main aspects: (1) locating research, (2) evaluating research, and (3) conducting research. An overview of the role of the teacher as potential researcher introduces the principal sections. Distinctions between overview reading and topical reading include references to specific journals, periodicals, and other sources considered to be important to language teachers. Guidelines which identify the most important criteria in evaluating typical research undertakings concentrate on demonstrating how teachers may determine the applicability and validity of research for their particular needs. Advice for the teacher conducting research stresses the need to limit the scope of the problem and the careful development of an operational plan. A bibliography is included. (RL)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Researchers, Evaluation Criteria, Language Instruction, Language Research, Language Teachers, Material Development, Modern Languages, Reference Materials, Research Criteria, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Reviews (Publications), Research Utilization, Statistical Analysis, Teacher Role, Teaching Skills
MLA/ERIC Materials Center, 62 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y. 10011 ($2.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Communication (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, New York, NY.