ERIC Number: ED392249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-3
Student Perceptions of an Elementary Foreign Language Curriculum.
Hancock, Mary; And Others
A survey measured the attitudes of sixth-graders in one school district concerning the school's elementary foreign language program, with the intent of improving the program's design and content. Students identified these program strengths: organized and prepared teachers; respectful teachers; interesting lessons; positive student attitudes toward second language learning; student feelings of success; and appreciation of group work and learning games. Less than half felt grading was necessary. Students also identified several program areas needing improvement: reading and writing instruction; motivation for further language study; and student input into topical content. Results are felt to contribute to development of the elementary foreign language curriculum. Tabulated student survey responses are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Curriculum Development, Educational Attitudes, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary School Students, FLES, Games, Grade 6, Group Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Language Attitudes, Program Evaluation, Reading Instruction, Second Languages, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (Hilton Head, SC, March 3, 1995).