ERIC Number: ED401709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Colloquium on Teacher Preparation for Elementary School Foreign Language Programs: Proceedings (New York, New York, October 1993).
Duncan, Greg, Ed.
Proceedings of a 1993 colloquium on the training of elementary school language teachers include a number of presentations and summaries of discussion. Papers include: "Framework for Discussion" (Carol Ann Pesola); "What Are the Current Trends in U.S. Teacher Preparation?" (Janet Towslee); "Why Foreign Language Standards?: Background" (C. Edward Scebold); "A Proposal To Develop Teacher Standards" (Helene Zimmer-Loew); and "Standards and Goals 2000" (C. Edward Scebold). Discussion summaries address these topics: existing models for the preparation of elementary school foreign language teachers; what is envisioned as the ideal model for such preparation; and implications for the future. Appended materials include excerpts of proposed national standards for foreign language education; five generic aspects of exemplary teaching practice, identified by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; national education goals for the year 2000; three examples of elementary school foreign language teacher competencies (Iowa State University, North Carolina/Center for Applied Linguistics, and National Teacher Partnership Institute); and a 1993 survey on teacher education and preparation for elementary school foreign language learning administered by Advocates for Language Learning. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Change Strategies, Competency Based Teacher Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, FLES, Futures (of Society), Language Teachers, Models, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Curriculum, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Goethe Inst., Munich (Germany).
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Goals 2000