Graduate students preparing for college-level teaching often encounter only superficial mention of the Standards of Foreign Language Learning in their methods courses and supervised teaching. Endorsed by the AAUSC, and published by Heinle, a part of Cengage Learning, PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE STANDARDS focuses on the theoretical underpinnings and application of the Standards at the college level, particularly among language program coordinators, language and literature teachers, and graduate teaching assistants.
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF THE STANDARDS, along with previous volumes, strives to further the AAUSC goals—improving second language instruction by developing language training programs, promoting research in second language acquisition, and establishing a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among language programs.
Table of Contents
Part I: HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.
1. Jay Siskin - A great rattling of dry bones: The emergence of national standards in the early 20th century.
2. Robert M. Terry - The national standards at the post-secondary level: A blueprint and framework for change.
3. June Phillips - Strengthening the connection between content and communication.
4. Heather Allen - In search of relevance: The role of the Standards in the undergraduate foreign language curriculum.
Part II: CURRICULAR REFORM: SHIFTING PARADIGMS.
5. Elizabeth Bernhardt, Guadalupe Valdés, Alice Miano - A chronicle of Standards-based curricular reform in a research university.
6. DeWaard Dykstra - Reconceptualizing the goals for foreign language learning: The role of pragmatics instruction.
7. Ana Oscoz - Using online forums to integrate the Standards into the foreign language curriculum.
Part III: LITERATURE AND CULTURE: CLOSING DIVIDES.
8. Jean Marie Schultz - A Standards-based framework for the teaching of literature within the context of globalization.
9. Eileen Ketchum McEwan - Incorporating the Standards into a 3R model of literary and cultural analysis.
10. Katherine Arens - Teaching culture: The Standards as an optic on curriculum development.
Authors' biographical information.