ERIC Number: ED100144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Toward Student-Centered Foreign-Language Programs. Reports of the Working Committees of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
Born, Warren C., Ed.
The reports of Working Committees 1 and 2 of the 1974 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages focus on teacher training for and implementation of student-centered foreign language programs. These two reports are divided into chapters on: (1) preservice, inservice, and self-service teacher training; (2) program implementation; (3) course content orgainization; and (4) selected student-centered programs in action. The student-centered concept is expanded in the report of Working Committee 3, which treats careers, community, and public awareness. This committee has compiled suggestions designed to improve and promote foreign language programs on all levels of instruction. Lists of suggested readings are included in each report. The appendixes contain two articles:"Curriculum Perspectives: The Need for Diversified Services" by E. Birkmaier and "Penetrating the Mass Media: A Unit to Develop Skill in Reading Spanish Newspaper Headlines" by H. N. Seelye and J. L. Day. A partial listing of available scholarships, grants, fellowships, and awards in foreign languages and international studies and a topical index of Northeast Conference reports from 1954 to 1973 are also included. (PMP)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Opportunities, Community Resources, Conference Reports, Course Organization, Curriculum Design, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Student Centered Curriculum, Teacher Education
Northeast Conference, Box 623, Middlebury, Vermont 05733 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc., Madison, CT.