ERIC Number: ED462005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
A Guide to K-12 Program Development in World Languages.
Goranson, Donald G., Jr., Ed.; Howland, Marsha J., Ed.
This guide provides a road map for Connecticut school districts as they develop and implement a world languages program appropriate for the 21st century. It describes what students should know and be able to do at various grade levels and stages of language learning. The five chapters include the following: (1) "Introduction" (overview of the guide); (2) "Core Curriculum Content" (e.g., program goals, K-12 content standards, performance standards, illustrative learning activities, prototype assessments, and suggestions for modifications of activities); (3) "Implementing the Curriculum" (e.g., instructional materials, time, technology, and connections; professional development, interaction, supervision, and evaluation; student assessment and support; grouping and tracking; and articulation and alignment); (4) "Developing a District Curriculum" (key components of curriculum development, the curriculum development process, and statements of philosophy); and (5) "Critical Issues" (e.g., the gap between expectations and investment, proficiency-based expectations, parents and the community as partners, supportive school environments, equity and diversity, scheduling, articulation, and the new world languages learner). Six appendixes include referenced documents, additional resources, selected Connecticut data, frequently asked questions, a glossary, and "A Case for Foreign Languages: The Glastonbury Language Program" (Christine Brown). (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut