ERIC Number: ED222040
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Designing, Strengthening, & Assessing School Foreign Language Programs: A Guideline for Administrators and Teachers.
Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.
These guidelines by the Indiana Department of Public Instruction are intended to assist administrators and teachers in resolving five issues central to foreign language education. The subject matter of the booklet is arranged according to these five issues as follows: (1) a discussion of who should study foreign lagnauges, and advice for prediction of success based on grade point average and the aptitude battery; (2) the scope and sequence of a foreign language program involving sequential and non-sequential program options in modern languages and Latin, and alternative foreign language course structures; (3) the competencies and characteristics of effective foreign language teachers emphasizing not only language proficiency but minimal competencies in classroom and evaluation practices; (4) the kinds of support and support systems required by foreign language teachers and foreign language programs; and (5) a four-step program evaluation process specifically designed to evaluate foreign language programs. Appendices include a selected list of evaluation checklists and published norm-referenced tests. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Indianapolis. Div. of Curriculum.