ERIC Number: ED210908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum, Competence, and the Foreign Language Teacher. The ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series.
Higgs, Theodore V., Ed.
The articles in this book address some of the major issues facing foreign language teachers in the next decade. These issues grow out of the concepts that received most attention in the 1970s: communicative competence, alternatives to traditional instruction, articulation of the curriculum in view of realities in U.S. foreign language departments, and expanding beyond the textbook. Specific titles and authors include: (1) "What Can I Do to Help?" (Theodore V. Higgs), (2) "The Textbook as Curriculum" (Robert Ariew), (3) "Breaking the Book Barrier" (Mary B. Flynn), (4) "The Push Toward Communication" (Theodore V. Higgs and Ray Clifford), (5) "Curricular Alternatives for Second-Language Learning" (Linda M. Crawford-Lange), and (6) "The Problem of Articulation" (Dale L. Lange). (JB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Instructional Innovation, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
National Textbook Company, 8259 Niles Center Road, Skokie, IL 60077 ($11.80; $8.95 to ACTFL members).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - General; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Note: For separate articles, see FL 012 670-675.