ERIC Number: ED222071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
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University and Secondary School Articulation: Four Steps for Creating a Resource Network.
Muyskens, Judith A.; Berger, Pamela
A model for developing articulation between college and high school second language programs is presented. The four-step process involves discussion, planning, implementation, and expansion of the network. After the discussion, the following goals for a network were established: (1) to provide additional educational experiences for foreign language students in the target language and corresponding culture, and additional information on career planning and cadet teaching; (2) to ease the transition from high school to university; (3) to suggest areas for improvement of both the secondary and university curricula; (4) to increase interest in the study of foreign languages; (5) to increase communication between secondary teachers and university professors as professional colleagues; (6) to improve the morale of teachers; and (7) to provide opportunities for professional growth. Activities included the exchange of information between high school and college through correspondence (i.e., program descriptions, feedback on students performing well on placement tests, and credit for high school work). University students served as guest instructors at the high schools, and high school students were invited to the college campus for a field day that focused on career education. In response to the secondary teachers' concern about the adequate preparation of students for college, surveys were conducted to determine expectations for entering students. Examples of letters that were exchanged among teachers at the two levels are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Preparation, College Programs, College School Cooperation, Coordination, Cross Age Teaching, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Information Needs, Interprofessional Relationship, Language Teachers, School Orientation, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Louisville, KY, April 22-24, 1982). In: ESL and the Foreign Language Teacher.