ERIC Number: ED191301
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
French as a Second Language: A Review of Recent Curriculum Development in Alberta.
Lazaruk, Walter A.
Alberta Modern Language Journal, v18 n3 p6-22 Spr 1980
This report covers six areas related to the development of French second language (FSL) programs in Alberta: (1) background information on recommendations of the Curriculum Policies Board, including the plan for curriculum revision; (2) characteristics of newly developed French programs; (3) premises underlying the program development, specifically, emphasis on communication skills, the four skills approach, understanding the structure of language, and attention to student-centered learning; (4) the organization of proposed programs in the Curriculum Guides, including rationale and goals, minimum expectancies, and objectives and content; (5) implications of the revised curriculum regarding student achievement, sequential learning, and in-service training for teachers; and (6) conditions necessary for sound second language programs and some questions dealing with second language instruction. Four appendices provide a chart of second language programs, descriptions of programs in FSL across Canada, program costs, and a summary of French programs and outcomes. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Language Planning, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Design, Second Language Programs
Barnett House, Alberta Teachers' Association, 11010 - 142 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5N 2R1 ($5.00 yearly subscription, $2.25 back issue).
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton. Modern Language Council.