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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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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Existing empirical research on core French instruction is reviewed, and research directions are proposed in four areas: program design, program objectives and outcomes, curriculum issues, and teacher education. Experimentation with alternative instructional designs for delivery of core French is seen as a high priority. (84 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Majhanovich, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
An Ontario language teachers' association survey of school boards concerning projected staffing needs, status of current core and immersion French programs, planned expansion and development, and areas of particular need for qualified French second-language teachers is summarized. Data and issues raised by respondents are presented. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs, Language Teachers
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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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Hebert, Yvonne M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A specialist conceptualization of French-language teacher education is proposed for Western Canada where French is a minority language. The discussion addresses the philosophical basis for this approach, the three forms of French language schooling, contributions of bilingual educational methods, and program design. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries