ERIC Number: ED107100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
Options and Perspectives: A Sourcebook of Innovative Foreign Language Programs in Action, K-12.
Love, F. William D.; Honig, Lucille J.
This report presents information on 51 current innovative foreign language projects and programs for grades K-12. Information was collected by means of a year-long, national survey of continuing language programs, which involved announcements in journals, newsletters, and other publications; form letters to program supervisors; an ERIC search; a search of professional literature over the past five years; and word-of-mouth and personal knowledge. Questionnaires were sent to over 250 programs identified by these means, and approximately 150 were returned. The survey uncovered innovations in the areas of: (1) patterns of organization, (2) means of instruction, (3) locales of study, (4) subject matter, (5) motivational incentives, (6) special target groups, and (7) instructional resources. Long reports (on 24 of the 51 programs described) contain the following information: an overview, development status, target audience, program goals, grouping and scheduling arrangements, methodology and representative content, credit and articulation, materials and facilities, roles of teachers and other personnel, training requirements, role of community, program evaluation, funding and costs, adaptability of concepts to other places, available descriptions, and contact person. Short reports (on 27 programs) consist of a narrative description and one paragraph on one of the above sections, as well as the name of a contact person. (AM)
Descriptors: Chinese, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, FLES, French, German, Individualized Programs, Instructional Innovation, Intensive Language Courses, Intercultural Programs, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Latin, Program Descriptions, Program Guides, Russian, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Spanish
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.