ERIC Number: ED218954
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov-10
Reference Count: 0
Towards Communicative Autonomy for Migrants.
The Modern Languages Project group devoted to language teaching and learning with respect to migrants conducted its work against the background of the fundamental principles of the Council of Europe. The principles are the following: a learner-centered approach, learner autonomy, flexibility, communicative competence, and treating the learner as a person and as a social being. The action taken falls under five headings: (1) descriptive tools deriving from the threshold level approach; (2) information tools, that is, methodological experiments, needs analysis, and problems of migrant children; (3) pilot projects in three countries initially (Germany, France, and Sweden); (4) colloquies and meetings; (5) new pilot projects as a result of the colloquies; and (6) coordination with the Council of Europe's project on the educational and cultural development of migrants in Europe. Finally, avenues for future exploration are identified in the areas of learner autonomy, assessment, language and culture, teacher training, the education of children and adolescents, design and production of teaching/learning instruments, and coordination and cooperation. (AMH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Education, Educational Cooperation, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Migrants, Needs Assessment, Pilot Projects, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Threshold Level (Languages)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Cultural Cooperation, Strasbourg (France).
Identifiers: Council of Europe (France); Europe (West)
Note: Paper presented at the conference "Across the Threshold towards Multilingual Europe--Vivre le Multilinguisme Europeen" (Strasbourg, France, February 23-26, 1982). For related documents, see FL 013 041-046.