ERIC Number: ED051722
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Conference on Individualizing Foreign Language Instruction. Final Report.
Altman, Howard B.; Politzer, Robert L.
These conference proceedings contain addresses and comments of some 42 participants. Papers are grouped in three major sections: (1) the status of individualized foreign language instruction today, (2) small-group presentations, and (3) viewpoints on change. The papers cover a wide variety of topics including a review of the state-of-the-art, student attitudes, curricular planning, administrative perspectives, FLES, testing, accountability, psychological factors, group work, contracting, teacher training, programed materials, developing proficiency in speaking, material adaptation, role of "hardware," grading and credit, and bilingual education. Concluding remarks focus on the implementation of change in the foreign language classroom and a student's reaction to the conference. A list of participants and a program schedule are included. (RL)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Conference Reports, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Psychology, FLES, Group Instruction, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Performance Contracts, Student Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.