ERIC Number: ED200040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Framework for California Public Schools: Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Klingensmith, Robert, Ed.
This framework provides guidelines for use in planning, implementing, and evaluating foreign language instruction. The emphasis is on the following topics: (1) goals, benefits, and rationale of foreign language study; (2) the need for foreign language learning as a catalyst for human interaction in a multicultural society; (3) organizational options for meeting a diversity of needs; (4) the relationship of foreign language study to other disciplines; (5) elements of effective foreign language instruction, including a discussion of planning, instructional objectives, classroom activities, cocurricular and extramural activities, resources, and evaluation techniques; (6) assessment of foreign language instruction; and (7) responsibilities for effective foreign language programs. Three appendices include the following documents and lists; (1) legal provision for foreign language instruction in California, (2) criteria for selection of instructional materials, and (3) professional foreign language organizations in California. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Improvement, Language Role, Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Programs, Teaching Methods
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.