ERIC Number: ED204999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Bilingual Programs: Curriculum French-Spanish: Volume 1.
Eick, John; Met, Myriam
This volume of bilingual program curriculum guides enunciates the basic framework of the program, dealing with the rationale, philosophy, and general goals and objectives. Recommendations for implementation, integration, and evaluation are also included. The rationale concentrates on the educational options offered through study of foreign languages in the elementary school and the advantages of beginning foreign language study at an early age. The philosophy expressed is that language is communication, that anyone who has mastered a native language can learn a second language, and that language is an expression of culture. The goals and component objectives section deals with (1) understanding, (2) speaking, (3) reading and writing, (4) appreciation for the target culture, (5) empathy for peoples who speak the target language, (6) contributions of both the target culture and American culture, (7) the value of bilingualism, and (8) development of multi-ethnic and multi-cultural attitudes. The last sections of the guide discuss teaching strategies and techniques for implementing the curriculum, and evaluation as diagnosis and as measurement of pupil performance and of program effectiveness. Finally, the bilingual program is discussed as a total experience, one that permeates all aspects of the school day. (AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Public Schools, OH.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Cincinnati)