ERIC Number: ED240863
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Foreign Languages: Key Links in the Chain of Learning.
Mead, Robert G., Jr., Ed.
The articles discuss the necessity of including foreign language as an integral part of the curriculum at all levels of instruction. The following chapters are included: "Elementary School Foreign Language: Key Link in the Chain of Learning" (rationale, innovations, immersion programs, and interdisciplinary approaches); "Foreign Language in the Secondary School; Reconciling the Dream with the Reality" (state and local leadership, Illinois and New York statewide plans, exchange programs, international studies, and computer assisted instruction); "'Nurturing the Ties that Bind': Links between Foreign Language Departments and the Rest of the Post-Secondary Educational Enterprise" (international studies, faculty development, case studies, writing in the foreign language curriculum, commercial language courses, foreign languages and professional education, new constituencies, and academic articulation); "Foreign Language and the 'Other' Student" (low achievers, socially disadvantaged, mentally handicapped, and learning disabled); and "Toward a Multidimensional Foreign Language Curriculum" (concept, development, integration, and implementation). A section is also included on the evolution of the Northeast Conference since its inception in 1954. Lists of conference officers and an index of reports since 1954 are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, FLES, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Improvement, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Educational Exchange, International Studies, Interprofessional Relationship, Nontraditional Students, Professional Associations, Professional Education, Second Language Instruction, State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning, Writing Instruction
Northeast Conference, Box 623, Middlebury, VT 05753 ($7.95 + $2.00 postage)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Inc., Middlebury, VT.