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ERIC Number: ED140232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Aug
Pages: 23
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Developing a Language Curriculum in Afghanistan.
Mayerson, Paul S.; Alimi, M. Zaher
This paper outlines ways in which Afghanistan is modernizing its elementary language arts curriculum, changing from the traditional curriculum which stressed rote memorization of academic materials to an approach which encourages active inquiry and problem solving. Initial sections of the paper present background information on Afghanistan and its people and on educational trends in the nation's history. The paper then outlines current goals and objectives in developing language arts curricula and instructional materials, notes the scope and sequence of the language arts program, and describes procedures used in preparing language arts textbooks. Special attention is given to outlining ways in which pupils are taught the two official Afghan languages, Dari and Pashto. The authors present current methodologies for helping pupils to study their first language, then to learn the second official language, and finally to learn a foreign language, usually English. The paper tells how language arts activities are integrated, explains the use of a structured cycle of activities for each text, outlines ways in which materials are field tested and approved, and reports on ways in which school personnel are trained to use the new materials. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Afghanistan