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Early, Margaret; Kendrick, Maureen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Across curricular terrains in education in North America, the use of the term "inquiry" has become more prevalent than ever. This radical turn from traditional content curriculum toward inquiry-based approaches to teaching raises issues about the promise and potential challenges of contemporary curriculum in K-12 L2 settings. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, English Language Learners, Inquiry
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Cammarata, Laurent – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been touted as an effective curricular approach in a wide range of educational contexts, including immersion and English as a second language. Yet this approach to curriculum design is rarely implemented in conventional K-16 foreign language (FL) programs in the United States today. The phenomenological study…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
Over the past decade there has been increased pressure in the public discourse for accountability in educational outcomes. There has been a growing sense that ESL students are not being well served by the delivery of supports meant to facilitate their development of English language acquisition and enable them to participate with their classmates…
Descriptors: Program Design, Educational Objectives, Low Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Gebhard, Meg – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Explores ironies of educational reform in the United States as experienced by three second language (L2) learners attending a school attempting to transform itself into a high-performance elementary school in California's Silicon Valley. Drawing on the concept of "fast capitalism" and critical discourse analysis, findings reveal discourses of…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Bourbeau-Walker, Micheline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
It is proposed that while the sciences have progressed steadily, language teaching methods have swung like a pendulum between two broad approaches: formal and functional. The history of this pattern is outlined, current practices are discussed, and the possibility of escaping from this polarizing cycle is examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, French, Grammar, Notional Functional Syllabi
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Jarvis, Gilbert A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
In a view of an ideal foreign- and second-language teaching enterprise, the author proposes a more caring, collaborative, and humanistic approach; i.e., a model shift. (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Recent worldwide geographic and cultural changes have great impact on language teaching. Implications of these changes as well as technological advances for teacher preparation, curriculum development, and interdisciplinary approaches are discussed. (Contains five references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The use of technology in the language classroom is chronicled from early phonograph use through the emergence of the language laboratory, and computer technology. The role of appropriate materials and the importance of interaction and communication, even with technological aids, are stressed. (21 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Rehorick, Sally – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
An interview with Wilga Rivers focuses on advances in language teaching over the last 50 years, changing student needs and teaching methods, the differential success of teaching methods, program design, student immersion, teacher training, and technological advancement in relation to language teaching. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Immersion Programs, Interviews
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
As part of a quiet revolution, language immersion has been important in establishing confidence in the creation of bilingualism through education. The momentum of this movement can be maintained through improvements in French immersion, core French, emphasis on minority and foreign languages, and a new approach to university language curriculum.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Phillips, June K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Theories and practices in second-language learning have changed in many ways, particularly toward communicative or proficiency-oriented outcomes. The discussion emphasizes proficiency and performance, communicative objectives, instructional approaches that promote proficiency, and testing and assessment. (Contains 10 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Competency Based Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Obadia, Andre A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
A study of faculties of education in Canadian universities shows that the quality of French teacher training needs improvement and may run the risk of further deterioration. The tremendous student increase in French-as-a-Second-Language programs is already causing a gradual but serious shortage of French teachers. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Enrollment Rate, Foreign Countries
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Burns, George E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
Investigates a Canadian school system's elementary school French immersion program. Surveys and review of curriculum and materials made by parents, teachers, and principals indicate strong support for beginning the program at the primary grade level. Policy recommendations are presented for program planning. (CB)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines ways for postsecondary institutions to adapt entry requirements and develop new courses to meet the needs of two target groups with different language learning needs: functionally bilingual secondary immersion graduates and graduates of secondary foreign language programs who show interest in increasing proficiency in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change
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Early, Margaret – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Argues that schools need to implement substantial, systematic changes in pedagogy, school organization, and professional development to address changing demographic realities in their communities. Reports on one district's response to this challenge as it implemented two action research projects for teachers and administrators to achieve…
Descriptors: Action Research, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Demography
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