ERIC Number: ED435186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Partners in Pedagogy: Collaboration between University and Secondary School Foreign Language Teachers. ERIC Digest.
One of the challenges facing many foreign language programs today is maintaining high quality instruction despite increased enrollments and teacher shortages. One strategy for meeting this challenge is collaborative teaching. Collaborative teaching can occur in various settings and for different purposes. Studies of team-teaching have shown its effectiveness in foreign language learning and teaching, especially at the introductory level. This digest discusses the major issues in collaborative teaching, highlights its benefits, and describes a successful collaborative program that paired college faculty with area high school teachers to team-teach introductory French and Spanish courses at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh. (Contains 7 references.) (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Cooperation, French, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Program Descriptions, Program Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Secondary School Teachers, Spanish, Team Teaching
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.