ERIC Number: ED334848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages: A Guide to Curriculum Development [Revision].
Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
The guide is designed to help school district planners develop and implement suitable foreign language curricula. Focusing on programs in grades K-12, it provides an overview of current philosophies, objectives, methods, and materials in foreign language education; illustrates how these may be implemented in a sequential foreign language program designed for specific local needs; and gives guidance in evaluating student performance and program effectiveness. Chapters address these topics: foreign language program types; the process of determining school district foreign language program policy, and current trends that may influence that philosophy; practical issues to be considered in planning a curriculum; setting general and specific program goals and objectives; current instructional strategies and classroom techniques that can be used to implement the curriculum; evaluation of students skills and attitudes; and issues relating to special populations, including issues of equity and integration, nontraditional language students, adult students, the gifted and talented, limited-English-proficient students, and preschool language programs. Appended materials include relevant sections of Connecticut State law, a sample cultural questionnaire concerning target language cultural traits to be addressed in the curriculum, and a list of organizational and print resources in foreign language education. Contains references following each chapter. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Note: Supersedes ED 215 578.