Date of Defense
Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
Dr. Camille VandeBerg
Dr. Paul Farber
As an interning elementary school teacher, I have been fortunate enough to attempt to teach a mini-French program in a fifth grade classroom. The first obstacle was that these students had no concept of where France, or even Europe, was on a map, to be followed by the admission that they thought people in Europe spoke English. As will be discussed later, I have made significant progress with my French language and culture instruction, however, the process could have been much smoother, had these students been educated in a school system that valued world diversity enough to teach about it.
Olson, Kelly A., "Teaching Foreign Languages in the Elementary Classroom: Rationale and Observation" (1997). Honors Theses. 1357.
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