ERIC Number: ED318235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Coordination of Foreign Language Teacher Training: Teaching Foreign Languages in the Elementary Schools. Final Report.
Hallman, Clemens L.; Campbell, Anne E.
The development and results of a program designed to meet the inservice educational needs of teachers of foreign languages in the elementary schools (FLES) and to coordinate with a previously developed preservice program are described. The 2-week summer institute for inservice teachers was designed to correspond in content and emphasis with the 1-semester preservice program; this program was found to be inconvenient to inservice teachers, since many teachers were unable to take university courses during the school year. The program development process consisted of two functional-collaborative meetings of state college and university educators, district and state foreign language supervisors, and FLES teachers; one interactive planning meeting was held. Support materials were selected and developed to help design and teach the summer institutes. These included a pre- and post-test for participants, a textbook, selected readings, videotapes, and videotape support material. The summer institute was offered at a number of state universities in June 1989. Comparison of pre- and post-test scores showed dramatic teacher gains at all institutes. Appended materials include agendas and minutes of the planning meetings, the pre- and post-test and answer key, the videotape support materials, state materials about elementary foreign language programs, the summary of a survey of FLES programs, and an ERIC newsletter on foreign language program development. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee.
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers - Location: Florida