ERIC Number: ED419387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Cover to Cover: A Guide to Foreign Language Programs, Instruction and Resources.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
The guide is intended as a resource for North Carolina teachers and administrators concerning second language education. Part 1 offers a rationale for second language education, and provides specific reasons for studying French, German, Latin, Spanish, and uncommonly taught languages. Part 2 describes instructional program models for elementary and middle schools, outlines state high school graduation and academic degree requirements, describes advanced placement courses, outlines the international baccalaureate program, and provides data on language offerings of higher education institutions in the state. Part 3 examines the characteristics of effective language teaching, instructional design, and program design at each instructional level, including distance education and English-as-a-Second-Language teaching. Part 4 provides guidelines and suggestions for curriculum planning and instructional design, and part 5 discusses sources for additional information and guidance about supplementary curriculum materials. Part 6 focuses on teaching strategies and techniques for the general population and for early adolescents, students with disabilities, and multi-level classes. The final section lists additional organizational and information sources, including professional organizations, publishers, Internet addresses, international exchange and travel resources, and technology resources. Includes a 48-item bibliography. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Disabilities, Distance Education, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Graduation Requirements, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Materials, International Educational Exchange, Media Selection, Parent Participation, Professional Associations, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Study Abroad, Teaching Methods, Teaching Skills, Travel
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Instructional Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina