ERIC Number: ED482487
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Faces in a Crowd: The Individual Learner in Multisection Courses. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series of Annual Volumes.
Klee, Carol A., Ed.
The papers in this collection fall into three categories. Part 1, "Overview of Research," includes "New Directions in Language Anxiety Research" (Dolly Jesusita Young) and "Native Genderlects and Their Relation to Gender Issues in Second Language Classrooms: The Sex of Our Students as a Sociolinguistic Variable" (Lydie E. Meunier). Part 2, "Research Studies on Learner Variables," includes "Weakest and Strongest Learners in Intensive Language Training: A Study of Extremes" (Madeline Ehrman); "Affective Outcomes of Error Correction: An Aptitude-Treatment Interaction Study" (Robert M. DeKeyser); "Teachers Turned Learners: How Do They Learn?" (M. Mahodi Alosh); "Gender Differences in Language Learning Strategy Use in University-Level Introductory French Classes: A Pilot Study Employing a Strategy Questionnaire" (Sadia Zoubir-Shaw and Rebecca L. Oxford); "Language Anxiety and Gender Differences in Adult Second Language Learners: Exploring the Relationship" (Christine M. Campbell and Victor M. Shaw); and "Demographically Induced Variation in Students' Curricular Preferences" (Monika Chavez). Part 3, "Policy and Curricular Implications," includes "Making Learning Strategy Instruction a Reality in the Foreign Language Curriculum" (Susan J. Weaver and Andrew D. Cohen); "Students Labeled Learning Disabled and the Foreign Language Requirement: Background and Suggestions for Teachers" (Ann Sax Mabbott); and "A Student-Centered Spanish-for-Native-Speakers Program: Theory, Curriculum, Design, and Outcome Assessment" (Cecilia Rodriguez Pino and Daniel Villa). (Papers contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Arabic, Curriculum Development, Demography, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Error Correction, French, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Individual Differences, Learning Strategies, Native Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Second Language Learning, Sex Differences, Sociolinguistics, Spanish, Student Characteristics, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Note: Prepared by the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Foreign Language Programs.