ERIC Number: ED292334
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Articulation: A Resolvable Problem?
Lange, Dale L.
Articulation remains a significant problem in language education as in education in general. The particular concern is that articulation is targeted toward programs and not toward learners. Specific language teaching methods, and use of more-uniform teaching materials and testing have been used to cope with the problem. However, a broader definition of articulation emphasizes the interconnectedness of content, curriculum, and instruction as they facilitate student learning. The interrelationships of the three elements are vital to resolutions of the issue. Several principles help resolve the problem: careful curriculum development, feedback to students that relates to their learning, monitoring at all levels and by a variety of methods, use of carefully chosen and appropriate materials, less emphasis on grammar, teacher preparation that focuses on these interrelationships and, most important, communication and cooperation for the student's benefit. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: In: Lalande, John F. II, Ed., Shaping the Future of Language Education: FLES, Articulation, and Proficiency. Report of Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language; see FL 017 249.