ERIC Number: ED340246
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Making the Case for Languages. Pathfinder 8.
Moys, Alan; Townsend, Richard
Techniques and arguments are provided for teachers interested in promoting second language program development in British schools. An introductory section presents an exercise for gauging and initiating an awareness of language needs and attitudes in department staff. The first section of the guide then outlines salient arguments, including those focusing on economic and educational benefits of second language learning, especially in the context of the emerging European Community, the case for devoting substantial resources to improve language teaching, and the case for more inservice education for language teachers. A self-assessment form designed to help language teachers think about their department's training and professional development needs is provided. The second section of the guide offers suggestions for tailoring thinking and arguments to appropriate audiences, including other departments, parents, and students. Lists of additional resources, related research and development projects, and useful agency addresses are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Economic Factors, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Role, Language Teachers, Parent Attitudes, Persuasive Discourse, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Attitudes
Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, Regent's College, Inner Circle, London NW1 4NS, United Kingdom (3.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom