ERIC Number: ED205051
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Curriculum Review Handbook: Foreign Language.
Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.
This handbook aids the foreign language teacher in conducting a reappraisal of her/his foreign language program. Section one discusses the formulation of a philosophy of foreign language education and a rationale for including foreign languages in the curriculum. Section two helps the teacher recognize expected student outcomes for particpation in the foreign language program. Section three presents an outline for self-evaluation of the language program. Program evaluation is discussed in the fourth section with the presentation of a checklist for the comparison of language programs. Section five asks the teacher to list resources available within and outside the school environment that may aid the program. In section six, the teacher is to list program needs and recommendations for their remedy. In section seven, the teacher is to list the essential skills students need to succeed in the language program. Section eight suggests that the teacher write a course description suitable for use with students, parents, and counselors. The appendix includes a discussion of standards for foreign language teaching, a checklist for the novice teacher to evaluate her/his skills, and a foreign language opinion poll for students to evaluate the program. (Author/JK)
Descriptors: Community Resources, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, Educational Philosophy, Educational Resources, Language Skills, Language Teachers, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Program Improvement, Second Language Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes, Surveys, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Oklahoma City.