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ERIC Number: ED014249
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 57
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Reference Count: 0
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SURVEY OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN THE AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES.
WYKES, OLIVE
STIMULATED BY THE NEED FOR A REVIVED INTEREST IN AND IMPROVEMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA, THIS 1964 SURVEY, UNDERTAKEN AT THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL AS A SUPPLEMENT TO A SURVEY MADE OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS, WAS DESIGNED TO INVESTIGATE THE STATE OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN UNIVERSITIES, AND TO DETERMINE THE EVIDENT CLOSE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE POSITION OF THE MODERN LANGUAGE CURRICULUM AT THE TWO EDUCATIONAL LEVELS. DATA GLEANED FROM QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO REGISTRARS AND FACULTY DEANS OF ELEVEN UNIVERSITIES INCLUDED INFORMATION AND OPINIONS ABOUT FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS, ENROLLMENT TRENDS, COURSE OBJECTIVES AND OFFERINGS, EXISTING CURRICULAR PRACTICES, INTERDEPARTMENTAL COOPERATION PRACTICES, EMERGING CURRICULAR NEEDS, LANGUAGE LABORATORY USE, AND LINGUISTICS AND PHONETICS COURSES. SUPPORTING EACH DISCUSSION ARE TABLES OF EXTENSIVE STATISTICAL FINDINGS. FOLLOWING A LISTING OF NINE CONCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS ARE APPENDIXES DEALING WITH THE ABOLITION OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS AND LANGUAGES NEW TO THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM SINCE 1964. (AB)
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Authoring Institution: Australian Humanities Research Council, Canberra.
Identifiers: AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL