ERIC Number: ED034448
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Toward Excellence in Foreign Language Education.
Castle, Pat, Ed.; Jay, Charles, Ed.
Papers related to the work of the Bloomington Conference (April, 1968) for foreign language education improvement and standardization, particularly in teacher training programs, are presented in this special publication. A major effort is made at establishing the idea that good foreign language programs require cooperation between the subject oriented, liberal arts representatives and the faculty of the schools of professional education. Concepts of vital importance relating to the concepts of "level", individualized instruction, teacher training programs, FLES, articulation of foreign language programs, and guidelines for the evaluation of such programs are discussed at length. Additional material on the National Defense Education Act, culture, teacher-made tests, and oral proficiency is included with well defined samples of model foreign language programs and lists of problematic areas. (RL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Conference Reports, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Education, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods, FLES, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Tests, Second Language Programs, Teacher Education, Teachers
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Note: A special publication in commemoration of the Illinois Sesquicentannial Celebration, 1818-1968