ERIC Number: ED108471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
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Uralic - Altaic and Inner Asian.
Krueger, John R.
This report discusses the progress made in the development of curriculum materials for the Uralic and Altaic languages. A main point is that the instructional objectives for these languages have changed: the need has shifted from basic courses to solid reference works, such as student manuals, reference grammars, readers, dictionaries, and bibliographies, which can be used by small classes or by individuals working on their own. This will assure the development and the maintenance of a relatively small group of specialists prepared to face emergencies and constituting a reserve of national expertise. An overview is provided of linguistic areas for the development of priority language materials; these areas are divided into Uralic, Altaic, and Tibetan. Generally, priorities are determined in terms of curriculum materials already in existence and those needed, rather than in terms of language popularity. (AM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Curriculum Development, Dictionaries, Educational Needs, Finno Ugric Languages, Instructional Materials, Language Aids, Language Instruction, Language Planning, Material Development, Mongolian Languages, Reading Materials, Resource Materials, Sino Tibetan Languages, Turkic Languages, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Uralic Altaic Languages
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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