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ERIC Number: ED073725
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec-29
Pages: 10
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A Paper Tiger in an Academic Jungle.
Paquette, F. Andre
This survey of profession-wide accomplishments and failures in foreign language instruction, characteristic of the last two decades, is complemented by suggestions intended to spur teachers and educational institutions into initiating improvements in curriculum development considered to be vital to the survival of the foreign language profession. Specific references to programs and publications, characteristic of the period under consideration, are outlined in four categories: (1) professional statements, (2) professional programs with specific objectives, (3) selected publications, and (4) new means for professional communiction. Concluding remarks predict that unless the language teaching profession recovers the "boldness" of the early 1950's the profession shall be nothing more than a "paper tiger" in an academic jungle. (RL)
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Note: Paper presented at the joint forum of the Association of Departments of English and the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages, New York, N.Y., December 29, 1972