ERIC Number: ED216518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
French as a Second Language -- Programs in Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
This report on French Second Language (FSL) education provides an overview of French programs in Ontario schools, indicates the progress that has been made in helping the students gain a better grasp of the language and understanding of the culture behind it, reviews the directions taken by the Ontario Ministry of Education, and summarizes the response by Ontario school boards to the various Ministry of Education incentives since 1977. The report is divided into nine sections as follows: (1) the purpose of the report and sources of data; (2) background of FSL programs in Ontario and the Gillin Report (1974); (3) research projects; (4) program policies; (5) financial incentives and grants; (6) professional development opportunities for teachers; (7) student exchange and enrichment opportunities; (8) the response of local school boards; and (9) evaluating student achievement and programs. Three appendixes include a memorandum to the Director of Education and Principals of Schools regarding a new guideline for core French programs, tables, and a bibliography of Ministry-funded FSL research. (AMH)
Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, French, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Research, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Evaluation, Second Language Programs, Student Exchange Programs, Testing
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities, Toronto.; Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Note: In its Review and Evaluation Bulletins, Volume 3, Number 1, 1982.