ERIC Number: ED073717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Foreign Language Education: A Reappraisal.
Lange, Dale L., Ed.; James, Charles J., Ed.
This fourth volume in a series on foreign language education develops a cohesive review of language instruction in American public schools and also forecasts probable trends for the 1970's. The dominant themes which prevail in this study are individualization of instruction, pluralism of group interests, and technical assistance in learning. Chapters included material on: (1) purposes and goals in future foreign language programs, (2) teacher attitude, aptitude, and motivation, (3) teaching as facilitation and management of learning, (4) teacher education for new goals, (5) student aptitude, attitude, and motivation, (6) implications of psychological research for second language learning, (7) curriculums for new goals, (8) measurement implications of recent trends in foreign language teaching, (9) interaction of student and teacher with the learning environment, (10) teachers, students, and media as coagents in learning, (11) extra-school factors that influence language learning, (12) bilingualism in a pluralistic society, and (13) reappraisal of foreign language education. An index is provided. (RL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Educational Research, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Language Skills, Modern Languages, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Student Motivation, Student Needs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.