ERIC Number: ED158566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with the Real Poblems in the Secondary Schools. An Integrative Approach to Foreign Language Teaching: Choosing among the Options. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 8.
Brannon, R. Marshall; Cox, David E.
A number of problems confronting the foreign language teacher in the secondary school classroom are discussed, and strategies (not necessarily solutions) are offered for coping with them. Problems were selected on the basis of the authors' experiences as state supervisors and as a result of letters of inquiry to classroom teachers and local and state foreign language supervisors. Strategies are based on field observations, feedback from teachers and supervisors, and a review of the literature. The following problems are discussed: maintaining enrollments in advanced classes; teaching combined classes; selecting a junior high/middle school exploratory offering; coordinating the foreign language sequence; lack of support for the foreign language program; teaching the handicapped student; teaching the culturally disadvantaged student; accommodating the needs of the occasional student of limited English-speaking ability; and lack of opportunities for professional growth. (SW)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Curriculum Problems, Disadvantaged, Educational Problems, Educational Strategies, Handicapped Students, Instructional Improvement, Language Enrollment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Needs, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods
Not Available Separately; See FL 009 582
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Exploratory Language Courses