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ERIC Number: ED022144
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan-20
Pages: 6
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Prepared Text of Remarks at the French-Acadian Conference of the Louisiana Department of Education (1st, January 20, 1968).
Rodgers, Raymond
An outline of the implications for the Louisiana bilingual program of the Quebec-Louisiana Agreement on Cultural Cooperation is presented. In December 1967, a submission was addressed to the State Superintendent and also to the Special Legislative Committee, proposing a partial revival of the use of French as a language of instruction in Louisiana, particularly in Acadiana (Acadia). It is now, the author points out, "the stated policy of the United States Government to preserve special language potential within the country, with a view to furthering this nation's business abroad." South Louisiana, with its "large oral-Francophone population," he feels, "is in an excellent position to serve the United States in this respect, if we develop our potential to include widespread knowledge of the written language." The author comments briefly on the state agencies and institutions which have expressed interest in a bilingual program and closer relationships with their French-Canadian counterparts. A short description of the Quebec-Louisiana Agreement is also presented. See related document AL 001 251. (AMM)
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Identifiers: Acadians; Louisiana; Quebec Louisiana Agreement on Cultural Cooperation