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ERIC Number: ED015706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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RESULTS OF A SURVEY--FL SUPERVISORY EXPERIENCE WITH HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND OPINIONS CONCERNING FACTORS AFFECTING ENROLLMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL RUSSIAN.
BOCKMAN, JOHN F.
A SURVEY OF 45 SUPERVISORY PERSONNEL FROM 22 STATES AND ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY ATTENDING THE 1967 NDEA FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTITUTE HELD AT CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE PROVIDED A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ANALYZE NATIONAL THINKING ON THE PROBLEM OF UNSTABLE ENROLLMENT TRENDS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL RUSSIAN PROGRAMS AND, CONSEQUENTLY, TO SUGGEST WAYS OF REGAINING LOSSES AND FORESTALLING THE COMPLETE COLLAPSE OF ANY LANGUAGE PROGRAM FACING SUCH A DILEMMA. SURVEY DATA REVEAL THAT (1) 19 OF THE 23 DISTRICTS IN WHICH RUSSIAN WAS TAUGHT REGARDED THE PATTERN OF INCREASE AND RETENTION IN THE STUDY OF THE LANGUAGE UNFAVORABLE, (2) RUSSIAN STANDS ONLY A POOR-TO-FAIR CHANCE OF CONTINUING AS A RELATIVELY STRONG SECONDARY-SCHOOL LANGUAGE OFFERING, AND (3) THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR INFLUENCING THE INCREASE OR DECREASE IN ENROLLMENT WAS TEACHER SUCCESS OR FAILURE. TO A LESSER DEGREE, COMMUNITY ATTITUDES AND STUDENT NEEDS AFFECTED INCREASED POPULARITY WHILE THE REPUTED DIFFICULTY OF THE LANGUAGE, NEGATIVE TEACHER, COUNSELOR, AND ADMINISTRATOR ATTITUDES, AND INAPPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS CONTRIBUTED TO ENROLLMENT DECLINE. CHANGING ATTITUDES AND LANGUAGE NEEDS ALSO HAVE A TENDENCY TO CONTROL BOTH THE LANGUAGE LEARNER AND COURSE ACCEPTANCE. THIS PAPER WAS DELIVERED AT A MEETING OF THE ARIZONA CHAPTER OF ATSEEL, TUCSON, ARIZONA, NOVEMBER 4, 1967. (AB)
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Identifiers: CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE COLLEGE; National Defense Education Act Institutes