ERIC Number: ED060677
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Reference Count: 0
French in the Primary School: The Joint Schools Council Nuffield Foundation Pilot Scheme.
Schools Council, London (England).
This study provides an overview of an experimental French language program in elementary schools in Great Britain. The program reported, sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation, covers a period from 1963 through September 1970. The first part discusses origins and aims of the pilot scheme, instructional materials, teacher education, FLES, and pilot program areas. Section 2, the "Report of the Harrogate Conference," includes remarks on French study in primary schools, integration of French into the primary curriculum, the needs of the teacher, the program for a methods course, and sources of information. The "Report of the Torquay Conference" is included in Part 3 and focuses on the Schools Council viewpoint, teaching methods, pilot schools, the Nuffield contribution, secondary school courses, reading and writing, oral work, second language courses, conference papers, and group discussions. Part 4 examines the Nuffield introductory language courses in French, Spanish, Russian, and German. (RL)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Objectives, Elementary Schools, Experimental Programs, FLES, French, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Material Development, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).
Identifiers: Great Britain; Nuffield Foundation