ERIC Number: ED209944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Curriculum Guide K-12.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.
In addition to presenting detailed guidelines for foreign language curriculum development in Georgia public schools, this guide includes illustrations of a variety of classroom approaches to meeting course goals. The overall rationale for the guide is to bring programs and curricula at all levels in line with both societal needs for language-skilled adults and with the benefits, both personal and professional, students can derive from possessing language skills. Programs are conceived as falling under foreign language in the elementary school (FLES), middle-school programs (grades 5 to 8), and secondary school programs. These last receive the greatest emphasis. Specific educational strategies focus on skill development, teaching culture, evaluation (testing), and classroom and curriculum management. A great deal of emphasis is laid on career education. Ample lists of resources are scattered throughout. In addition to the model instructional materials in the body of the guide, an appendix presents samples of course outlines, teacher effectiveness aids, and various daily instructional units. French is the language most emphasized, followed by Spanish and German. (JB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta.