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ERIC Number: ED010728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 8
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NEW GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES, WHY THEY ARE NEEDED.
TURNER, DAYMOND E., JR.
ADDITIONAL DOCTORAL PROGRAMS ARE NEEDED IN MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES. CURRENT PRODUCTION OF GRADUATE DEGREES APPEARS SCARCELY ADEQUATE FOR REPLACING FACULTY WHO ANNUALLY LEAVE TEACHING BECAUSE OF DEATH, ILLNESS, RETIREMENT, OR CHANGE OF VOCATION. THE SUPPLY WILL HARDLY KEEP PACE WITH THE DEMAND CREATED BY THE ESTABLISHMENT OF NEW INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING AND THE GROWTH OF EXISTING ONES. NEW DOCTORAL PROGRAMS SHOULD PRODUCE TEACHER-SCHOLARS (1) WHO CAN UNDERSTAND, SPEAK, AND WRITE, AS WELL AS READ, ENGLISH AND THE MAJOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES WITH NEARLY NATIVE FLUENCY, (2) WHO HAVE BROAD UNDERSTANDING OF LINGUISTIC STRUCTURE, LITERATURE, AND THE CULTURE WHICH PRODUCED THEM, AND (3) WHO HAVE MASTERED THE TECHNIQUES OF THE EFFECTIVE TRANSMISSION OF THE HERITAGE OF THEIR DISCIPLINE THROUGH CLASSROOM PRESENTATION AND PUBLICATION. IN ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT WORLD LANGUAGES, THIS PROGRAM WILL REQUIRE (1) A MINIMUM SENIOR STAFF OF 10, (2) ABOUT 60 UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COURSES, (3) SECRETARIAL, LABORATORY, MAINTENANCE, AND CUSTODIAL PERSONNEL, (4) ADEQUATE FLOOR SPACE, AND (5) GENEROUS SUPPORT FOR LIBRARY DEVELOPMENT, RESEARCH, PUBLICATION, TRAVEL, AND GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIPS. AT A MEDIUM-SIZED INSTITUTION, IT IMPLIES (IN 1966 DOLLARS) AN ANNUAL BUDGET PER LANGUAGE IN EXCESS OF $340,000. THIS ARTICLE IS PUBLISHED IN "JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION," VOLUME 37, NUMBER 5, MAY, 1966. (AUTHOR)
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