ERIC Number: ED215578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
A Guide to Curriculum Development in Foreign Languages.
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Staff Development.; Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
This guide attempts to help local planners develop and implement curricula which will provide each student in Connecticut with equal opportunity for a suitable program in foreign language instruction. With a focus on K-12 programs, the guide provides an overview of current philosophies, objectives, methods, and materials in the foreign language field. Factors in the curriculum development process are considered in six sections as follows: (1) the context, human resources, organizational and time factors, and the composition of a FL guide; (2) how to develop a local curriculum guide, including samples of statements of philosophy, goals and objectives, and articulation between different educational levels; (3) an overview and summary of methods, approaches, and resources; (4) designing an evaluation plan, with a detailed table illustrating how one school district designed strategies and techniques to meet specifically stated objectives, subgoals, and the overall program goal; (5) a discussion of the needs of five categories of special students--adults, disadvantaged, gifted and talented, limited English-proficient, and preschool; and (6) a concluding statement on the challenge of change in foreign language education. Appendixes include statewide goals, legislation, a sample culture questionnaire, resources for foreign language education, and regional service centers. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Bureau of Curriculum and Staff Development.; Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.