ERIC Number: ED197597
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
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Action or Inaction: An Editorial Opinion.
Phillips, June K.
A stock-taking of the current status of the foreign language teaching profession, which is faced with many challenges, should influence the individual foreign language educator to resolve to focus attention on promotional or rejuvenating activities in the political, public, and professional spheres. Attention should above all be paid to bringing instructional practice into line with the high-sounding ideals (reflected in such concepts as communicative competence and global education) that have been propounded in recent years. Realistic resolve followed by resolute action will equip the profession with the knowledge and flexibility needed to meet the challenges of the future. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Planning, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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