ERIC Number: ED382029
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
South Carolina Foreign Languages Framework.
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
The statement presents a consensus of what South Carolina educators expect children to know and be able to do in foreign languages, and the changes needed in the educational system to support what teachers and students do in the classroom. It is not a curriculum guide, but is intended for use by policymakers, instructional leaders, teachers, and communities as a broad instructional design for improvement of the educational system. The first section looks at the rationale for foreign language instruction, including economic, cultural, and intellectual reasons, enrollment trends, and directions for the future. The second section outlines a systematic approach to change, offers guidelines for designing an effective program, describes different program models, and discusses the choice of languages to teach. Alternatives to full-scale, self-contained foreign language programs are examined in the third section, and recommendations are made for improvement in teacher certification, professional development, and student opportunities. Section four addresses the need for assessment and evaluation and outlines performance objectives for language skill areas at the elementary, middle, and secondary school levels. Specific classroom techniques are discussed in the fifth section, and criteria for selection of instructional materials in the sixth. Contains 30 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Design, Educational Philosophy, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Trade, Language Proficiency, Language Role, Language Skills, Language Tests, Media Selection, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Business Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, State Standards, Statewide Planning, Student Role, Teacher Certification, Teacher Role, Television, Testing
South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Curriculum Framework Office, 1429 Senate Street, Columbia, SC 29201.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina