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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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Dicks, Joseph E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
The delivery of French immersion programs in Canada is discussed in terms of whether an immersion program in lower, middle, or upper grades is the most effective. (three references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Results of a large-scale evaluation of early and middle immersion programs in the Toronto (Ontario) area, involving 4 districts and 26 grade 8 classes, suggest that middle immersion yields less consistent performance levels than early immersion. Overall, findings favor early immersion. (11 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Diffey, Norman R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
A comparison of core French curriculum guides for Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick reveals emerging trends in objectives, program structure, and methodology and a sense of consensus on French language instruction curriculum guide content. Findings may be of special interest in light of the proposed framework for a national…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Guides
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Duplantie, Monique; Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The communicative/experiential syllabus explores new ways to teach and learn language, addressing concerns that language instruction focuses narrowly on the analytical aspect of language learning. In the syllabus, the classroom is considered a rich and authentic environment for experiences based on content, not just language, contributing to…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Painchaud, Gisele – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Canada's recommended new core French syllabus focuses on formal aspects of language while always taking into account the message and the communicative setting. Content is based on existing curricula and language sciences. Three components are included: setting, discourse, and grammar, with emphasis on the form/function relationship and correct…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Descriptions
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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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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Presents the 1979 evaluation of the Peel County (Ontario) late immersion French program, in the context of some current issues in second language education in Canada. These include the comparative effectiveness of early and late immersion, the importance of intense exposure, and total accumulated hours of instruction. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Pieronek, Florence T.; Chuter, Edward – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Presents the results of a survey that endeavored to determine the extent to which Canadian schools were meeting the needs of non-English-speaking students. The discussion focuses on: (1) existing programs; (2) ESL classrooms in 15 school systems, and (3) models and personnel in five British Columbia school systems. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Beaudoin, Michael; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Compares programs for teaching Welsh to children in Wales with those teaching French in Canada. Describes Welsh medium schools, Welsh as a second language programs and the recent Schools Council Bilingual Project, in which Welsh is used as medium of instruction for part of the school day. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs, Indo European Languages
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
A distinction should be made between movements, which spontaneously influence the course of language teaching, and projects designed to effect change or deal with specific issues or problems by research methods. A Canadian professional association has proposed a major national project on core French instruction. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education