ERIC Number: ED212168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the National Conference on Professional Priorities. [Global Education.]
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
The following position papers are presented: (1) "Foreign Language Curricula and Materials for the Twenty-First Century," by Robert C. Lafayette and Lorraine A. Strasheim; and (2) "Global Education: An Area for Fruitful Collaboration between Foreign Language and Social Studies," by Judith Torney-Purta. The first paper discusses the necessity of foreign language curriculum design that will contribute to the improvement of three areas of education: (1) the humanities, (2) communication skills both in English and in second languages, and (3) awareness of the interdependency of the world's nations. Included in the paper are specifications of ways foreign languages can be strengthened through a global orientation and priorities for developing foreign language curricula. The second paper reviews approaches to multicultural studies and suggests implications of the global education approach for the connection of foreign language to social studies education. Implementation of the connection could be an important component of educating students in the ability to look at events with a global perspective. The priorities section makes recommendations on global education based on the two papers. (AMH)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Modern Language Curriculum, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Social Sciences
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Note: Papers presented at the ACTFL Conference on Professional Priorities (Boston, MA, November 1980).