ERIC Number: ED037145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1954-Jan-22
Reference Count: 0
An Account of the International Seminar on the Contribution of the Teaching of Modern Languages Toward Education for Living in a World Community.
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
This account of an international seminar on language instruction, attended by 33 representatives of member states in the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), describes proposed steps to improve: (1) curriculum, (2) methods, (3) textbooks, (4) teaching materials, and (5) general school activities. With the vision of a world community in mind, the seminar focused its attention on six main topics: (1) humanistic aspects of modern language teaching, (2) language instruction as the key to understanding other civilizations and peoples, (3) methodology, (4) audiovisual aids, (5) psychology of language teaching, including tests and measurements, and (6) teacher training. Also discussed are the background, preparation, composition, and organization of the seminar; special topics; and other reports and recommendations. Appendixes contain titles of selected documents used in the seminar and names of participants. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Programs, Humanism, Humanities, International Education, International Organizations, International Relations, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Languages, Methods, Non Western Civilization, Psychology, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Seminars, Teacher Education, Western Civilization
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Note: Report of Seminar held at Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon, August 3-28, 1953