ERIC Number: ED152081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Critical Issues of the Foreign Language Profession, or What Does Back to Basics Mean to Us?
Warriner, Helen P.
This paper reviews and discusses four critical issues facing the foreign language profession. The pacing of basic foreign language instruction is too rapid, causing numerous detrimental effects on learning. Recent interest in specialized aspects of instruction, such as individualization, has resulted in unfocused leadership, so that teachers are confused and unsure as to what they are supposed to be doing. There is also some confusion as to what good language teaching is. Finally, there is an excess of foreign language professional organizations, which tend to divide the financial and human resources of foreign language teachers. (Author/AM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Kansas Foreign Language Association Meeting (Wichita, Kansas, March 31, 1978)