ERIC Number: ED196280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Between the Promised Land and the Woozles: Working the Frontier of Articulation.
Bosworth, Lewis A.; And Others
This article draws an analogy from A. A. Milne's "Winnie the Pooh," to urge foreign language educators to break out of a circular chase for "woozles" and to seek new areas for articulation. Articulation includes, but is not restricted to, the meshing of foreign language programs at various levels of instruction; the term also refers to the broader sense of communication. A review of the present situation reveals lack of a smooth transition between high school and college language classes and frustration among both students and teachers at both levels. It is suggested that the principles of continuity, flexibility, involvement, and understanding should mark articulation in the 1980s. Communicative procedures and concrete programs are described whereby both high school and college teachers can build on these principles to improve articulation on all levels. By way of illustration, strategies and devices used in situations in North Dakota and Wisconsin are described. In conclusion, some unresolved problems are enumerated and a reference is made to two articles that emphasize the public relations aspect of a successful continuous and flexible articulation program involving K-12 teachers and college professors as well as counselors and other administrative personnel. (AMH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Not available separately. For availability information, see FL 012 031. Paper presented at the Central States Conference (Minneapolis, MN, 1980).