ERIC Number: ED098826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Guidelines for Foreign Language Education in the Seventies/LATIN.
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit.
In order to expand the base of foreign language study in an increasingly international society, a general curriculum guide to Latin instruction has been developed for all grades from kindergarten through junior college. The guide provides for the coordination of language programs at all grade levels within a school system. The curriculum guide, which describes learning objectives, teaching strategies, suggested activities, evaluation, and both textual and nontextual resource materials for all educational levels, is grouped into sections for grades K-6, 7-8, 9-12, and for junior and community colleges. The sections for K-6 and junior colleges consist only of general suggestions rather than specific curriculum guidelines. Development of students' expected mastery of the Latin language and culture is traced in an outline of sequential language instruction programs. It is believed that the study of Latin will help the student expand his English vocabulary through the use of Latin roots, prefixes, and suffices, and will illuminate ancient history and civilization as well. Emphasis is given to individualized instruction and the development of reading comprehension, as well as English language skills. A bibliography and a list of sources of audiovisual instructional materials are appended, as well as excerpts from two studies underscoring the value of Latin study for a student's English reading ability. (CK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Objectives, Elementary Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction, Language Skills, Latin, Latin Literature, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield. Instructional Services Unit.
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