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ERIC Number: ED262652
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 5
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Central Indiana's Foreign Language Collaborative: An NEH Experiment.
Alsop, Thomas A.; And Others
The Central Indiana Committee for Foreign Language Study was organized by college language departments in 1982 and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as an autonomous collaborative group of interested French, Spanish, and German teachers at the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary levels. The purposes of the committee are to enable the teachers to keep up to date in their fields; to have low-cost, locally-based opportunities for professional development; to enable participants to benefit from professional contact with colleagues in diverse specialties and at different levels of practice; and to improve the quality of the professional work of local colleagues. A steering committee laid the groundwork, and interest groups and subgroups were formed for curriculum and professional development and foreign language promotion. After two organizational meetings, themes such as methodologies and computer use were introduced, and a group position paper concerning the public image of foreign language study was released. Participation level has run to 25 to 30 percent of the area's language teachers. Attracting more participants and solidifying membership are objectives for the near future. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana