The future of foreign language education in the United States

edited by Terry A. Osborn

Foreign language education in the United States is undergoing a time of change, and the authors of this collection explore a broad range of issues affecting the field today. At the dawning of the 21st century, foreign language education in the United States is experiencing a period marked by exciting possibilities. Theorists and practitioners embrace a move from a perceived position of teaching only the elite to a nationally initiated cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural orientation embodied in the latest standards. Given the presence of non-English langauges in all parts of the United States, a growing number of scholars are beginning to examine the sociological context in which this educational endeavor is carried out, noting that the fugure of professional practice is inextricably linked to issues of cultural and academic context. Theory-informed practice in the coming years, therefore, will include the challenge of examining a broad range of topics related to curricular and instructional principles and procedures. The text is intended to provide a collection of perspectives related to issues of pluralism and reform as they will influence theory-informed practice of foreign language education in the coming century. Drawing from a variety of contributors from both inside and outside of foreign/second language education, this text brings the voices of scholars together focused on issues of contemporary consequence. The chapters center around a focusing theme in the form of the following question: How does the changing social and academic context of language education in the United States impact the future of our discipline?

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  • Introduction by Terry A. Osborn
  • "Our Patriotic Duty": Insights from Professional History, 1890-1920 by Deborah Hermann
  • The Entangled Future of Foreign Language Learning by Stephen W. Kercel, Alenka Brown-VanHoozer, and W.R. VanHoozer, "Knowing" and "Learning" a Foreign Language: Epistemological Reflections on Classroom Practice by Timothy Reagan
  • Responding to Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom: Aesthetic Dimensions of Fluency by Philip M. Anderson and Terry A. Osborn
  • Challenging the Monovocal Narrative: Interdisciplinary Units in the Foreign Language Classroom by David Gerwin and Terry A. Osborn
  • Enabling Teachers Through Type Theory: Nurturing the Pluralistic Persona by A.J. Vogely
  • Professional Renewal: The Role of Teacher Education in Multicultural America by Terry A. Osborn and Jacqueline Davis
  • Toward a Political Economy of the Less Commonly Taught Languages in American Public Schools by Timothy Reagan
  • Reversing Language Loss in a Multilingual Setting: A Native Language Enhancement Program and Its Impact and Claire Sylvan and Migdalia Romero
  • Authentic "Migratory" Experiences for Language Learners: Macrocontextualization as Critical Pedagogy by Xae Alicia Reyes.

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書名 The future of foreign language education in the United States
著作者等 Osborn, Terry A.
シリーズ名 Contemporary language education
出版元 Bergin & Garvey
刊行年月 2002
ページ数 xvi, 192 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0897897196
NCID BA58248694
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国