Supplementary Educational Monographs Volume 20-21

Supplementary Educational Monographs Volume 20-21

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ...speech and writing, it should be developed in connection with or as an aspect of their vocational training. The need of fluent speech for social purposes is much exaggerated. For the French, we therefore suggest that Objectives 2, 3 and 4 be omitted, and that for Spanish, they be made secondary, except where they are specific objectives of vocational training, and administered as such to selected vocational groups; and that the reading ability be made the central objective in the case of both languages. BASIC ASSUMPTIONS 1. A considerable percentage of the citizens of Los Angeles, probably greater than at present, should learn to read French. 2. A still greater percentage should learn to read Spanish. 3. French, Spanish, and English are not the only languages of value in developing a world-consciousness. Objective No. 7. 4. There is no sufficient warrant for teaching the growing citizens of this city at public expense to speak or write French. That they read it is enough. The very, very few who need speaking or writing knowledge for vocational purposes should secure this as part of their vocational training. 5. Public taxation should not be employed to provide or to train for mere enjoyments that cannot be justified on a basis of positive social values to those who pay the bills. 6. Where immigrant children in our schools are already bilingual, the schools should develop both languages. This is the class of students from which should be drawn those who are to fill vocational positions demanding fluent use of two languages. It is the only really practicable method. 7. No one should specialize in modern languages, except as it is vocational specialization; or a phase of such. 8. The student who requires a large amount of teacher-effort to...
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