ERIC Number: ED161256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
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Foreign Language Study for a World in Transition. The Language Connection: From the Classroom to the World. ACTFL Foreign Language Education Series, Vol. 9.
Shane, Harold G.; Silvernail, David L.
In a world in the throes of rapid and irreversible transitions--a world in which the common experiences of its peoples are converging--teachers of foreign languages have new needs and responsibilities. First, language teachers need an insightful world view characterized by empathy with others. Second, teachers need to have an even more intimate knowledge of the interrelationships that bridge languages and their cultural dimensions. Finally, there is a need to develop a sophisticated concept of broadening functions and increasing multiple language study that mandates new, imaginative blends of ideas that transcend traditional schooling. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Career Education, Cultural Pluralism, Economic Factors, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Lifelong Learning, Mass Media, Modern Language Curriculum, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role
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Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.