ERIC Number: ED200017
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Le francais parle en situation minoritaire: Volume II (Spoken French in a Minority Situation).
Cazabon, Benoit; Frenette, Normand
This is a study of the instructional practices, programs, and teacher education in French language schools located in French-speaking communities in Ontario. The five chapters of the study deal with the following aspects of the question: (1) theoretical presuppositions for the teaching of French as a native language, including methodology, objectives, attitudes, social constraints, and bilingualism; (2) the Provincial courses of study; (3) analysis of the methodology envisaged by the textbooks used in elementary and secondary schools; (4) pedagogical practices according to the perception of teachers in the program; and (5) education of the teacher of French in a predominantly English-speaking environment. One of the conclusions of the study is that the teaching of French in minority situations in Ontario is presently characterized by the rejection of the sociolinguistic context, which might provide a starting point for a communicative exchange. This exchange would entail recognition of the fear and assimilating factors at work in both teachers and students. The school might then aim toward offering a model which interacts with the sociolinguistic situation. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Cultural Context, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Minority Groups, Native Language Instruction, Questionnaires, Sociocultural Patterns, Teaching Methods, Textbook Content
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay Street, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 (Canada) ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada