ERIC Number: ED349834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Language: A Maryland Curricular Framework.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
The curricular framework for Maryland's elementary and secondary school second language programs is designed to assist administrators and teachers in planning, developing, and implementing language curricula. It provides a broad outline from which local systems can plan comprehensive curricula, develop a local philosophy, define local goals and subgoals, develop a local scope and sequence, evaluate attainment of goals, and identify content and instructional strategies. The first section outlines the guiding philosophy of foreign language education in relation to society, the student, and the overall curriculum. The second section contains two broad goal statements for three types of language curriculum (modern foreign language, classical languages, and exploratory language) and a set of subgoals and behavioral expectations for each curriculum type. The third section describes the development and use of goals, subgoals, and expectancies in preparation of scope and sequence statements and instructional units and in evaluation of curricula. Examples are offered. Membership lists for the state foreign language framework task force, teacher subcommittees, and liaison committee are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Introductory Courses, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Programs, State Curriculum Guides, State Standards, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.