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ERIC Number: ED140659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar-18
Reference Count: 0
Symposium on Modern Languages in Primary Education (Copenhagen, September 20-25, 1976).
Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.
This is a report on the symposium on Modern Languages in Primary Education held in Copenhagen in September 1976, and organized by the Government of Denmark under the auspices of the Council of Europe. The aim of the symposium was to study the conditions for successful modern language learning at the primary level. The report contains a general outline of the symposium, plus: (1) summaries of the working papers; (2) summaries of the plenary sessions; (3) a summary by the general recorder; and (4) recommendations of the symposium. The main points of discussion were: (1) early teaching of modern languages in primary school in general; (2) continuity between the primary and the secondary stage; (3) language acquisition; (4) motivation and societal support for early modern language learning; and (5) the relationship between mother tongue and modern language learning with particular regard to disadvantaged children. Appendices contain: (a) a list of participants; (b) points for discussion suggested by the general recorder; (c) group discussion reports; and (d) a summary of the main recommendations of the Wiesbaden symposium of 1973. (AM)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Conferences, Elementary Education, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction, Modern Language Curriculum, Modern Languages, Parent Attitudes, Primary Education, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Learning, Social Influences, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France). Committee for General and Technical Education.