ERIC Number: ED146786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Individualized Foreign Language Learning: An Organic Process.
Logan, Gerald E.
This book attempts to present, in a simple, straightforward way, the basic principles involved in initiating and developing an individualized foreign language program. The underlying assumption is that individualized instruction has become bogged down by an image of menacing complexity, whereas, in reality, it need not be so. The book builds the program through the following steps: (1) releasing direct teacher control; (2) adding dimensions of individualization through curriculum; and (3) developing student responsibility. Special problem areas are analyzed in detail, including cultural content, oral work, program evaluation, hardware, and dealing with school administration. A final section describes an individualized German program in operation. Appendices discuss specific problems in individualizing foreign language programs at the junior high school and college levels and outline the philosophy, goals, and objectives of the Live Oak High School Foreign Language Department. (AM)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Guides, Second Language Learning, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
Newbury House Publishers, Inc., 68 Middle Road, Rowley, Massachusetts 01969 ($5.95)
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