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ERIC Number: ED212167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Conference on Professional Priorities. [Curriculum and Materials.]
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
The following papers on foreign language curriculum development for the 1980s are included: (1) "Foreign Language and the Humanistic Tradition: The Relationship to the Coming Decade," by Claire Gaudiani; (2) "Practical Implications of New Trends and Directions," by Wilga Rivers; (3) "Directions in Foreign Language Curriculum Development," by H. H. Stern; (4) "The Incorporation of the Notion of Communicative Competence in the Design of the Introductory Syllabus," by Albert Valdman; and (5) "Curriculum and Materials Development: A Jeremiad on the Past--A Standard for the Eighties," by Robert S. Zais. Recommendations based on these five papers follow. These recommendations and priorities suggest a framework for curriculum design and materials preparation that recognizes four types of syllabi: (1) linguistic, (2) cultural, (3) communicative, and (4) general language education. Each is briefly described and priorities for implementation are listed. (AMH)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the ACTFL National Conference on Professional Priorities (Boston, MA, November 1980).