On TESOL '82: Pacific Perspectives on Language Learning and Teaching

David P. Harris, Mark A. Clarke, Jean Handscombe
1984 The Modern Language Journal  
A selection of the ideas presemted at the 1982 TESOL convention is presented. The volume is divided into four sections: (1) Policy and Planning, (2) Challenging Assumptions, (3) Conditions for Learning, and (4) In--or out of--the Classroom. Part I provides five perspectives on varieties of English, the relationship between English and other national languages, and the gOvernmental and institutional action required to implement language policy. Part II is comprised of six papers that challenge
more » ... sic assumptions held by language teachers and researchers, while providing other assumptions to be challenged in turn. The third part consists of five papers that examine the nature of language learning, learners' characteristics, supportive environment, and differences between first and second language patterns of interaction. The final section contains 10 papers dealing with the organization of the learning experience at the level of program/curriculum planning, classroom management, and materials development. (Author/AMH)
doi:10.2307/327744 fatcat:p7vwkrxo7zhpjl7iid2afb3yea