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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In keeping with the theme of this special issue, "Looking back, Moving forward," the present article describes how Iowa is moving forward with its Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System. First implemented in school districts in the 2014-2015 year, the TLC System is designed to attract and support new teachers; make available…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2010
This article adds to the limited body of research on study abroad for experienced world/foreign language teachers. It describes a 3-week institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities that took place in Lyon, France, during summer 2007. The study examines the institute's impact on a wide spectrum of the professional lives of the…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Study Abroad
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2006
Studies indicate that group work accompanied by the cooperative learning elements of individual accountability and structured independence among group members enhances student achievement. This article illustrates the implementation of a specific type of cooperative learning project called group investigation. The project is based on Slavin's…
Descriptors: Culture, Cooperative Learning, Academic Achievement, Program Implementation
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2004
This article illustrates a step-by-step hypothesis refinement activity that is consistent with constructivist pedagogies and the perception of culture learning as a process of discovery. Postsecondary students identified stereotypes about the cultures of French-speaking countries, conducted open-ended investigations, and accepted or rejected the…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), French, Cultural Awareness, Learning Processes
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2002
Examined Midwestern foreign language teachers responses to the Foreign language Education Questionnaire (FLEQ) to determine the extent to which their beliefs are consistent with major constructs underlying the Standards for Foreign language Learning in the 21st Century. The purpose of the study was to provide direction for teacher education,…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2000
Discusses the ethnographic interview as a strategy in foreign language teacher development. Excerpts from preservice teachers' reports on an ethnographic interview assignment provide evidence that the process of conducting the interview facilitates the development of the requisite understanding and awareness. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Higher Education