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Le Maine Francophone : An Expeditionary Unit Targeting the Development of Higher-Order Thinking Skills

ByFrancis J. Troyan

The National Standards-a consensus regarding what is believed should guide curricular choices rather than a prescriptive agenda to promote school reform-call for the integration of particular content (e.g., cultural content or content that is linked to other disciplines) into foreign language instruction and make a case for developing educational experiences that are not dissociated from the learners’ world and their experience of

it. . . . The call for language and content integration in the National Standards can also be interpreted as a clear movement against the division that has traditionally existed between language and content, which continues to dominate the field of language education.