ERIC Number: ED329107
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: 0
SCOLT: Perspectives for the Future 1990+.
Terry, Robert M.
A discussion of the role of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) on its 25th anniversary addresses the following issues: (1) whether the organization has carried out its primary objective of advancing the learning and teaching of languages at all instructional levels; (2) whether SCOLT has worked to its fullest in fostering close ties with its national umbrella organization, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and constituents on the state and local levels; and (3) what it can do to strengthen its role, position, and impact in the foreign language field. It is suggested that the regional organization's role is to strengthen the support of affiliates by offering strong leadership and a supportive sense of purpose; sustain faith in the value of the field and in working relationships with affiliates; subsidize innovative programs within the region; maintain the current impetus in foreign language education, paying particular attention to teachers' concerns; advance its leadership role and that of state and local affiliates by creating strong networks; advocate change in the profession as needed; and promote the value of foreign language study. Beyond that, it is proposed, the rest is up to the individual teacher. (MSE)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Langs; Southern Conference on Language Teaching
Note: In: Fryer, Bruce T., Ed.; Medley, Frank W., Jr., Ed. Perspectives and Horizons. Dimension: Languages 89. Report of Southern Conference on Language Teaching.