ERIC Number: ED342243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Elementary School (K-8) Foreign Language Teacher Education Curriculum.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
This curriculum, designed to improve elementary school foreign language teacher training, was developed jointly by school teachers and university educators in North Carolina. It is based on the successful practices of current elementary school foreign language teachers, translated into desired teacher competencies. Introductory sections describe the project's background and development, its structure, and the way in which the 14 teacher competencies were prioritized for integration into the curriculum design. The bulk of the guide is an outline of the components that make up each competency. In some cases, relevant instructional experiences, additional texts and readings, and suggested assessment strategies are specified. An 88-item bibliography is included. Appendixes contain the following: suggested implementation strategies for the curriculum; a brief description of the project; a list of foreign language journals and newsletters; a list of North American organizations and conferences dealing with elementary school language instruction; names and addresses of language resource centers; descriptions of videotape recordings for use in training; and a summary of the 14 teacher competencies forming the core of the curriculum. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Education, FLES, Instructional Materials, Language Teachers, Professional Associations, Professional Development, Program Implementation, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Educators, Videotape Recordings
ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd St., Washington, DC 22037 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Education, Raleigh.; Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina