ERIC Number: ED356625
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
The Global Challenge: A Foreign Language Framework for the 1990s. South Carolina Foreign Languages Framework. Field Review Draft.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
The draft version of South Carolina's state foreign language curriculum for elementary and secondary schools is presented. It begins by discussing the rationale for foreign/second language education, focusing on economic, cultural, intellectual reasons for studying languages and examining enrollment patterns and trends in the state. The second chapter outlines a systematic approach to change in foreign language education, examines what constitutes an effective language program, describes program models, and looks at how the languages to be taught should be chosen. Chapter 3 details alternative ways of designing programs for specific school situations, teacher certification needs, professional development considerations, and appropriate extracurricular opportunities for language students, and considers the impact of foreign language study on the whole educational system. Chapter 4 focuses on development of appropriate learning outcomes and performance objectives for each educational level, and examines Latin as an alternative to modern languages. Student-teacher relationship, teaching skills and techniques, classroom activities, the role of grammar instruction, and interdisciplinary study are considered in chapter 5, and instructional materials are discussed in chapter 6. The report concludes with issues for further study, a brief bibliography, and information on language proficiency levels. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina