ERIC Number: ED138059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Summary of the Panel Discussion on High School-University Relations.
Aders, Pat; And Others
During a panel discussion on high school-university relations, with reference to language programs, the following problems were isolated: student attitudes toward academic work; non-academically inclined versus academically inclined students; differing levels of proficiency among incoming freshmen; different methodologies; and reduction in enrollment due to the elimination of language requirements. Among the suggestions for improving the situation were the following: (1) language teachers should be fluent; (2) testing should emphasize language proficiency instead of theoretical knowledge; (3) methodological experimentation should be controlled through standardized tests at the end of Grades 10 and 12; (4) articulation should begin with elementary school language programs; (5) high school language teachers' requirments should be raised; and (6) contacts should be increased between language teachers at different levels. A discussion dealt with ways of teaching grammar, use of the written form of language, and competence of high school graduates in foreign languages. (AM)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Language Programs, College School Cooperation, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Programs, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Questionnaires, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Teacher Qualifications, Teaching Methods, Testing
Not available separately; see FL 007 842
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Northwest Conference on Foreign Languages, Portland, OR.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (26th, Simon Fraser University, April 17-19, 1975)