ERIC Number: ED159887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Free to Reach Out. Perspective: A New Freedom. ACTFL Review of Foreign Language Education, Vol. 7.
Warner, Pearl M.
The need and strategies for foreign language educators to reach out beyond the classroom to communicate to all relevant groups about the benefits of foreign language study are discussed. The central focus is school and community relations, including communication with counselors, administrators, and school boards. Teacher-student relations, interactions with teachers of other disciplines, and interdisciplinary programs affect the public relations of foreign language study. A review of public relations efforts on behalf of language study in the United States is provided. Various elements that comprise the "community" are analyzed. Involving the entire community, the public at large, can take the form of community-wide festivals, broadcast commercials, and activities of professional foreign language associations. (SW)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Information Dissemination, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Role, Parent Attitudes, Public Relations, School Community Relationship, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Associations
Not Available Separately; See FL 009 633
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.