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ERIC Number: ED109879
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Teaching Spanish in School and College to Native Speakers of Spanish. La Ensenanza del Espanol a Estudiantes Hispanoparlantes en la Escuela y en la Universidad.
Gaarder, A. Bruce; And Others
The teaching of Spanish in American schools and colleges to native speakers of Spanish has its origin in two main factors: the need for acceptance by the teaching profession of maintenance and development of the Spanish spoken natively in the United States, and the need for cultural determination by the nation's native Spanish speakers. In light of these factors, the objectives of the Spanish-S program (Spanish for native speakers) are outlined, drawing largely on experience with the program started in Dade County, Florida, in 1961, for Cuban immigrants. The objectives include (1) the deepening of the speaker's identity as a member of a cultural-ethnic group, (2) the acquisition of a full command of world-standard Spanish, and (3) the reinforcement of other areas of the curriculum through Spanish. The question of eligibility for participation in the program and the importance of teacher attitudes, particularly towards the use of local dialects, are discussed. Curriculum and teaching methods are briefly outlined, as well as recommendations for teacher training. (CLK)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, College Language Programs, Cultural Awareness, Educational Objectives, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Modern Language Curriculum, Native Speakers, Regional Dialects, Spanish, Spanish Speaking, Teaching Methods
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. HE 5.210:10087, Stock No. 1780-1034, $0.55)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.