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eclecticism

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Subject Linguistics

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214823.1999.x


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in language teaching was a reaction against the profusion of rival approaches and methodologies, and their frequent dogmatism. It holds that no single one is adequate, but many contain valuable insights; the practitioner should therefore select the best from each. Eclecticism's strength is a recognition of diversity, its weakness a tendency to vagueness and lack of principle. ( 1977 ). Teaching Foreign Languages . New York : Harper and Row . ( 1981 ). Teaching Foreign-language Skills . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . ( 1984 ). The role of theory in practice . In , Explorations in Applied Linguistics 2 . Oxford : Oxford University Press , 28 – 36 . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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