ERIC Number: ED357601
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Colloquium on Foreign Languages in the Elementary School Curriculum. Proceedings (New York, New York, September 1991).
Rosenbusch, Marcia, Ed.; Kremer, Douglas, Ed.
A colloquium convened at the Deutsches Haus in New York is summarized that brought together experts to discuss (1) the significance foreign languages have for other elementary school subjects, and (2) what function the other subjects serve for early foreign language learning. The following six topics, guided by session leaders, provided the structure of the colloquium: aims and objectives of elementary school education in the United States (Constance Gonser); the role of foreign language learning in the elementary school curriculum (Myriam Met and Nancy Rhodes); the role of German in the elementary school curriculum; how content, culture, and skill building can be combined in foreign language learning (Carol Ann Pesola); how the needs of elementary school children can be met (Marcia Rosenbusch); and the appropriate teaching methods for the elementary school foreign language program (Helena Curtain). Works cited and discussion questions accompany some sections. Appended materials include: a learning and teaching model; curriculum goals for reading/ literature, science, and math; the National Education Goals; total and partial immersion programs in U.S. elementary schools in 1991; several ERIC Digests; a framework for curriculum development for foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) programs; and a description of "Curriculum Development Framework for FLES Programs," by Carol Ann Pesola. (LB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Authoring Institution: Goethe Inst., Munich (Germany).; American Association of Teachers of German.