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ERIC Number: EJ871243
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1083-5415
From Inception to Reflection: Ohio's K-4 Content-Enriched Mandarin Chinese Curriculum
Robinson, Deborah W.
Learning Languages, v15 n1 p21-25 Fall 2009
In 2006 the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) submitted and received a three-year Foreign Language Assistance Program grant from the U.S. Department of Education to write and pilot a K-4 content-enriched Mandarin curriculum and to build online professional development modules to support the curriculum. Once funded, ODE formed an advisory committee to reach consensus on a curriculum template and to provide guidance on literacy development. In this article, the author presents unit descriptions and performance outcomes of the K-4 Mandarin curriculum. Teachers affirmed students' enjoyment of learning Mandarin Chinese through these units. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio