ERIC Number: ED030341
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug-29
Reference Count: 0
FLES for Everybody.
Foreign language should become an integral part of the elementary school curriculum available to all students by the year 2000. Justification for including language instruction in the core of common learning includes such considerations as (1) language learning, cultural adjustments, and intercultural understanding can best be achieved in childhood years, and (2) equal educational opportunities exist most effectively at the elementary level. To achieve the hoped for instructional goal within the next 30 years, the profession must initiate new programs and strengthen those already functioning through (1) teaching experimentation and innovation, (2) the expanded use of existing instructional materials and the development of new media, and (3) the application of new administrative devices. (AF)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, Equal Education, FLES, Instructional Innovation, Language Teachers, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Learning
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portugese.
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (50th, San Antonio, Texas, August 29, 1968)