ERIC Number: ED527583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: 0
Bringing the Standards into the Classroom: A Teacher's Guide. Second Edition
Rosenbusch, Marcia Harmon, Ed.
National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
The purpose of this document is to assist teachers in aligning their present foreign language curriculum with the national standards for student learning. This guide will enable teachers to identify which aspects of their current curriculum fit with the standards and how these can be extended and adapted to address the new dimensions of the standards. Teachers will also learn how they can address each of the five goal areas of the standards in their curriculum. This document is designed to be used in varied teaching environments from kindergarten through grade twelve. The document is not intended to substitute for guides on how to write curriculum--instead, its purpose is to assist teachers in linking their existing curriculum with the standards and in planning for future curriculum work. While the primary purpose of this document is to assist classroom teachers, this guide will be useful to foreign language district supervisors, state supervisors, and teacher educators at colleges and universities. Because of the work they do with in-service and pre-service teachers, they play a key role in the transition of the profession to standards-oriented instruction. This guide is divided into three main sections. Each of these sections is relevant to all teachers since the concepts developed in them will enrich classroom teaching at all levels. The first section addresses developing foreign language curriculum. The second and third sections are designed to meet the needs that are most common today at the grade levels indicated. Appended are: (1) Familiarization Guide to the National Standards; (2) Exploring the Learning Scenarios; and (3) Goal 2: "Cultures"--A Perspective on the Cultural Perspectives.
Descriptors: State Supervisors, National Standards, Teaching Guides, Teacher Educators, Academic Standards, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Teachers, Planning, Supervisors, School Districts, Teacher Education Programs, Thematic Approach, Teaching Methods, Vignettes, Cultural Relevance, Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Community
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Sponsor: Center for International Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center