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ERIC Number: ED018778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar
Pages: 96
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Reference Count: 0
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A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF THE TEACHING OF WORLD LANGUAGES IN THE DEVELOPING NATIONS.
Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
THIS REPORT, IN TABULAR FORM, ATTEMPTS TO DESCRIBE THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES WHITHIN THE DEVELOPING COUNTRIES FOR THE TEACHING OF WORLD LANGUAGES (PRINCIPALLY ENGLISH AND FRENCH). IT WAS COMPILED BY THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM OF THE CENTER FOR APPLIED LINGUISTICS FOR THE RAND CORPORATION AS A FOUR-DAY, HIGH-PRIORITY RESEARCH PROJECT. POPULATION FIGURES AND SCHOOL ENROLLMENTS AT PRIMARY, SECONDARY, AND TERTIARY LEVELS ARE RECORDED FOR ALL MAJOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES OF ASIA, AFRICA, AND LATIN AMERICA. NEXT, AN ATTEMPT IS MADE TO ESTIMATE THE PROBABLE DEVELOPMENT OF GENERAL EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES BY PROJECTING THESE ENROLLMENT FIGURES EIGHT YEARS INTO THE FUTURE. GROSS SCHOOL POPULATION FIGURES WERE USUALLY AVAILABLE TO THE AUTHORS, ALTHOUGH VARYING IN RELIABILITY, SPECIFICITY, AND COMPARABILITY. LANGUAGE COURSE ENROLLMENTS WERE FAR MORE DIFFICULT TO ASCERTAIN, AND THE PROJECTIONS OF THESE FIGURES CORRESPONDINGLY HAZARDOUS. THE REPORT BEGINS WITH A TABLE OF POPULATION ESTIMATES FOR 1965 AND 1975 COMPARING THE MORE DEVELOPED AND LESS DEVELOPED REGIONS OF THE WORLD. A FINAL TABLE SUMMARIZES THIS ASSESSMENT OF RESOURCES FOR THE TEACHING OF WORLD LANGUAGES IN THE DEVELOPING NATIONS BY ESTIMATING THE PROPORTIONS OF POPULATIONS IN THESE COUNTRIES WHO WILL ACHIEVE AT LEAST BASIC FUNCTIONAL CONTROL OF THESE LANGUAGES IF PRESENT EDUCATIONAL TRENDS CONTINUE. THE REPORT CONCLUDES WITH A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY. (JD)
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Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.
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