ERIC Number: ED039813
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Foreign Languages and the 'New' Student. Reports of the Working Committees of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 1970.
Tursi, Joseph A., Ed.
Recognizing that psychological and social changes of the late 1960's have a strong influence on current educational issues, the working committee reports of the 1970 Northeast Conference focus attention on the "new student" and foreign language instruction. Three major areas of study are: (1) the search for a relevant curriculum, including extensive discussion of a method to poll student opinion, (2) motivation in foreign-language learning, and (3) a reexamination of who should study foreign languages. Instructional, learner, and socio-cultural factors and motivation are explored. A speech entitled "The Rung and the Ladder", by Nelson Brooks, surveys attitudinal and curricular change during the last 20 years and directs attention to areas for further improvement. Selected bibliographies are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Cultural Influences, Culture, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Learning Motivation, Modern Languages, Motivation, Opinions, Relevance (Education), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Interests, Student Motivation
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Authoring Institution: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc., Madison, CT.