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ERIC Number: ED071539
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 8
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What Price Survival? or Are the Red Queen's Days Numbered? Tape Hiss: Nevada Foreign Language Newsletter, Volume 7, Number 1.
Logan, Gerald E.
Selected passages from "Alice in Wonderland," seen as being analogous to the current state of the art of language instruction in American Schools, illustrate the decline of authority in the language classroom as a motivating force. Criticism is directed to the "bandwagon approach," which has led to the emergence of such terms as "program objectives,""instructional objectives,""accountability,""performance criteria,""criterion referenced evaluation,""cognitive domain," and "attitudinal domain." Changes in student attitudes are also noted and implications for language teachers are examined. Concluding remarks concerned with improving language teaching focus largely on the relative merits of individualized instruction. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Nevada Foreign Language Teachers Association.
Note: Keynote speech delivered at the Washington Association of Foreign Language Teachers State Conference, Spokane, Washington, March 17, 1972