ERIC Number: ED038058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Macro and Micro Structure of the Foreign Language Curriculum.
Politzer, Robert L.
A representative six-year foreign language curriculum (grades 7-12) is analyzed and noted to be based on several underlying principles. Difficulties which arise from rigid adherence to certain methodological principles are discussed, particularly those concerning the relationship between audiolingual and writing skills. Suggestions on ways to improve teaching through a reexamination of the curricular microstructure are made. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Problems, Fixed Sequence, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Learning Theories, Modern Languages, Reading, Sequential Approach, Student Motivation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations.
Note: Reprint from The Modern Language Journal, v49 n2 p99-102 Feb 1965