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ERIC Number: ED418579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A National ESL Curriculum Framework--The ALL Projects Input.
The Australian Language Levels Project (ALL) is involved in the development of the guidelines for curriculum activities in both Languages-other-than-English (LOTE) and English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL), in Australia. The ALL Project developed two kinds frameworks that contain guidelines with a degree of flexibility needed to be adapted to specific instructional situations. The project proposal consists of an organizational and a curriculum framework, and processes for development, which include curriculum renewal, an integral relationship between professional and curriculum development, and broad national consultation. Specific characteristics of each of these components are outlined. A rationale for the framework approach to an ESL curriculum is also outlined; reasons for adopting it include: provision of opportunity to learn English and reach full individual and societal potential; continuity in elementary/secondary education; commonality across states and territories; and extension of national policy ideals to curriculum and practice. The situation regarding national ESL curriculum initiatives in Australia is also detailed. Contains eight references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Articulation (Education), Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, National Programs, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Australian Language Levels Project
Note: In: "Australian Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 6th Annual Summer School Proceedings."