ERIC Number: ED314950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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From Gattegno to Freire: Musings on a Decade Gone By.
Lydon, James A.
For language teaching, the early 1970s marked a break from the behaviorist hold of audio-lingualism and a new perspective derived from cognitive code psychology and Chomskian linguistics swept the profession. The wave of methods born of this perspective predominated for a decade. In general, the 1980s have had less to offer language teachers in terms of quick fixes. The 1980s have been characterized by shifts in the ways of viewing language teaching and learning, most notably Krashen's input hypothesis and the focus on learning processes. These changes have required a significant reorientation on the part of language teachers, and make the role for critical pedagogy meaningful in the language learning classroom. Critical pedagogy seeks to empower students through dialogue to achieve greater levels of social understanding and control. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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