ERIC Number: ED212170
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Conference on Professional Priorities. [Research.]
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
The following papers on research in foreign language are presented: (1) "Research and Design," by Thomas C. Cooper; (2) "Action Research versus Needed Research for the 1980s," by Gilbert A. Jarvis; and (3) "Second Language Acquisition Research: Needs and Priorities," by Stephen D. Krashen. The first paper discusses three research procedures (experimental, ethnographic and problem-solving) that might be followed to gain knowledge for improving foreign language teaching. The second article reviews various types of action research and calls for alternative ways of describing and analyzing classroom behavior and the teaching-learning process. The third paper discusses both theoretical and applied research with respect to second language learning. The concluding priorities statement is a concrete and comprehensive statement of the issues and priorities facing the profession and includes recommendations regarding the directions in which solutions are to be sought. (AMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Needs Assessment, Research Design, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Teacher Relationship, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the ACTFL National Conference on Professional Priorities (Boston, MA, November 1980).