ERIC Number: ED158571
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Directions of Research in the 1970's. An Integrative Approach to Foreign Language Teaching: Choosing among the Options. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 8.
Frechette, Ernest A.; And Others
A compilation of more than 300 studies completed since 1970 is presented in an effort to determine and analyze the topical areas that have interested foreign language researchers, the designs and methodologies they have utilized, and the educational milieu in which research is being done. A review was made of a number of studies that have appeared in ERIC, professional journals that are easily accessible to teachers, and "Dissertation Abstracts." Personal correspondance provided a sampling of the varieties of studies currently in progress. The following topics are also discussed: current constraints upon foreign language research, relevance of research to the classroom teacher, needed research, need for making research meaningful, and need for reporting results. Some foreign language education programs offering a research course(s) for their graduate students are briefly described. (SW)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Language Instruction, Language Research, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Needs, Research Problems, Research Projects, Research Reviews (Publications), Second Language Learning
Not Available Separately; See FL 009 582
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.