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Ralph, Edwin G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Specific student attitude problems in compulsory language courses are described and solutions to them are presented, including first-day pep talks, teacher approval and positive attitudes, use of interesting topics, props, provision for student creativity, skillful use of questioning, and use of novelty. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Higgs, Theodore V. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Combines studies in cognitive psychology and language acquisition with observations of pedagogical materials and student performance to analyze foreign-language teaching from the perspective of what students and teachers need to understand about language learning and language before meaningful debate over methodology can be undertaken. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Language Proficiency
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Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Concerns and trends in immersion instruction are identified and recommendations for the future are presented. Issues include language teacher education and qualifications; administrator role; accountability; junior, kindergarten, and special education; methods for encouraging nativelike language; and the definition of immersion. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Accountability, Administrator Role, Ancillary School Services, Educational Trends
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The contributions of the teacher education and professional development task force to the implementation of Canada's proposed multidimensional core French curriculum are discussed. The professional development kits produced by the group are critiqued, highlighting the best features and examining solutions to problems found in the materials. (22…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Titone, Renzo – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
It is proposed that today's basic elementary/secondary curriculum must include multilingual and multicultural education as part of the intellectual, individual, and social development of the child. The experiences of Europe, especially Italy, with bilingual education are used to illustrate this concept. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Child Development, Educational Objectives
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Burns, George E.; Olson, C. Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
The relational roles of the consultant, principal, and classroom teacher in Canada's core, extended, and immersion French programs are examined. Discussion focuses on the relationship between professional practice and instructional substantiveness, and it is argued that isolated and uncoordinated professional practice is counterproductive. (32…
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Consultants, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Describes research on core, extended, and immersion French as a second language programs in Canada over the past decade. Results show older learners tend to be more efficient learners in some aspects of second language learning, but there may be some advantages to starting earlier in an intensive program. (BK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs, Indo European Languages
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A plea is made for interprovincial cooperation in renewing the French core curriculum by widening its scope so that it becomes a viable alternative to the popular immersion programs. A multidimensional language curriculum consisting of four syllabi (language, culture, communicative activities, and general language education) is outlined.…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of funding allocations for French language programs in Canada on the federal and provincial levels. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support