ERIC Number: ED340228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Languages in Schools: From Complacency to Conviction.
Phillips, David, Ed.
This collection of essays gives an overview of recent trends and developments in second language instruction, particularly in the context of British education. Contents include: "From Complacency to Conviction: Thirty Years of Language Teaching Theory, Practice, and Policy" (David Phillips); "Lessons from the Graded Objectives Movement" (Ann Miller); "GSCE: Back to the Future in a School Department" (Malcolm Hope); "Communicative Strategies and Techniques" (Liz Roselman); "The Four Skills" (Barry Jones); "No Call for CALL? Twentieth Century Technology for Nineteenth Century Language Teaching Methodology" (Eric Brown); "Pre-Vocational Courses from 14 Onwards" (Isabel de Sudea); "Language Awareness" (Richard Aplin); "Community Languages" (Marion Molteno, Ralph Russell); "New Developments at 'A' Level" (Alan Moys); "Future Reforms at Sixth Form Level" (Antony Peck); "Pre-Vocational and Non-Specialist Language Courses Post 16" (Richard Aplin, Anne Stevens); and "From School to Higher Education" (Gareth Thomas). Appended materials include "Patterns of Change in GCE 'A' Level Examinations" (Alan Moys), an analysis of recent or proposed changes in one examination series, especially as they reflect syllabus changes; and "Non Specialist and 'As' Courses" (Richard Aplin, Anne Stevens), an information paper about language examinations for non-language-specialists. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Scores, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests, Theory Practice Relationship
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom