The Relative Effectiveness of Different Core French Delivery Models: Review of the Research (2008)

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This report summarizes existing knowledge about modes of delivery of core French across Canada. Possible avenues suggested by research for improving core French include assigning consistent, sufficient, and dedicated time to core French and increasing the length of class periods in compact core French formats. Programs could focus on using a more communications-oriented pedagogy with the use of e-pals, simulations, games, skits, drama, and conversation, in order to give students opportunities to develop real communication skills. Research also recommends the use of distance education models to supplement the limited classroom course offerings and ensure access for students in rural and remote areas.

Teaching FSL in Canada: Teachers’ Perspectives (2006)

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This report presents the results of a national survey of FSL teachers concerning teaching and working conditions. The report points out that gaining access to adequate teaching resources and to more professional development opportunities, as well as improving public opinion and community support towards FSL programs, are among the most pressing needs of FSL educators.

An Examination of Intensive French: A Pedagogical Strategy for the Improvement of French as a Second Language Outcomes in Canada (2005)

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This report presents the results of study of the effectiveness of the Intensive French programs and the possibility that they could rejuvenate Core French programs.

Core French Teachers and Technology: Classroom Application and Belief Systems (2001)

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A report on Core French teachers’ belief systems regarding technology in the classroom, their experiences with technology, factors that influence the use of technology in Core French, as well as their willingness to do professional development via technology, based on responses from surveys sent out to Core French teachers across Canada.

Professional Development for Teachers of Core French and ESL (in French-language schools) (2000)

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This report includes the objectives, methodology, and results for university involvement in pre-service and in-service education for Core French and ESL teachers and a needs assessment for Professional Development of Core French and ESL teachers in Canada: Case Studies. The final section contains a summary of the study, recommendations, and concluding comments.

Multicultural Education: The State of the Art (1992 to 1996)

The Multicultural Education Project (1992–1996), led by Keith A. McLeod, addressed the concept of multicultural education as a fundamental aspect of all classrooms and schools. Five reports look at the state of multicultural education in Canada, where we are, and what we have achieved.

pdf linkReport 1 – The National Study

pdf linkReport 2 – Studies of Canadian Heritage (11.5 MB)

pdf linkReport 3 – L’éducation multiculturelle : école et société (in French) (11.7 MB)

pdf linkReport 4 – The Challenges and the Future

pdf linkReport 5 – Multicultural Education: A Place to Start – A Guideline for Classrooms, Schools and Communities: Diversity in Canada

National Core French Study: A Model for Implementation (1994)

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This document helps teachers translate the research of the National Core French Study (1990) into practical application in the classroom. Two of its most valuable assets are 1) classroom-ready teaching units for grades 4–6, 7–9, and 10–12 and 2) a list of experiential goals.

National Core French Study (1990)

This four-year study, which culminated in 1989, presents a conceptual framework for a multidimensional, four-syllabus curriculum. The study was initiated in 1984 by the late H. H. Stern, former Director of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). The National Core French Study (NCFS) has provided core French with a major research foundation for a revised core French curriculum and teaching strategies.

pdf linkLe syllabus langue (in French)

pdf linkThe Communicative/Experiential Syllabus

pdf linkLe syllabus culture (in French)

pdf linkLe syllabus de formation langagière générale (in French)

pdf linkThe Evaluation Syllabus

pdf linkA Synthesis

 

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