ERIC Number: ED339219
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to Proficiency-Based Instruction in Latin for Indiana Schools. Latin Competencies, Levels I-IV.
Bartz, Walter H., Ed.; Strasheim, Lorraine, Ed.
This curriculum guide for Indiana's Latin education programs is intended as a model for the integration of communicative, cultural, and linguistic learning in Latin curricula and instruction and an aid in designing proficiency-based curricula and instruction. It establishes the proficiency expected at the end of each of four instructional levels by specifying communicative competencies or learning outcomes to be achieved, and defines progress in terms that can be readily understood. An introductory section for teachers offers suggestions for using the guide in identifying appropriate competencies, defining equivalent learning outcomes, and adapting them to the school district's needs. The guide is organized by instructional levels, with levels 1 and 2 addressed separately and levels 3 and 4 combined in one section. Each consists of a course description and specific proficiency statement, a list of statements describing learning outcomes in general terms, and a series of learning outcomes or generic competencies. Each generic competency has four components: a description of communicative competence, or student performance; a list of skills involved in performing the communicative competence; linguistic content, in levels 1 and 2 only; and an evaluation schema for teacher use. Notes on multilevel classes and use of translation are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Office of School Programs.; Indiana State Dept. of Education, Indianapolis. Center for School Improvement and Performance.