ERIC Number: ED196281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
The Exploratory Course: College Students in Elementary Schools.
Hardy, Karen J.; McAlpine, David
These observations on exploratory courses are drawn from the experiences of two communities in which college students were the instructors. In one program, fourth and fifth graders had the opportunity to study Spanish, French, or German in programs located at several sites throughout the city. In the other program, sixth graders studied a foreign language for thirty minutes each day for two weeks. The two programs and the benefits to both student-teachers and students as well as to the school districts are described. The student-teachers had the advantage of practical experience early in their training; the students benefited from early exposure to a foreign language and culture. Further, the school system benefited because such a course is not expensive. It is suggested that the advantages of exploratory courses be reexamined in view of broader implementation. (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).