ERIC Number: ED056629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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The Demise of the Foreign Language Requirement--Cause or Symptom: An Enrollment Study.
Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.
This survey of language enrollment trends during a period from 1966 through 1970 at the University of Washington, Washington State University, Washington four-year state colleges, Washington four-year private colleges and universities, Washington community colleges, and public and secondary schools in the State of Washington concentrates on tracing the decline and reasons for such decline in enrollment in language programs. Data are provided in some 12 tables, 10 charts, and seven graphs which illustrate trends by year, school, and level of course. A comparison of national and Washington State trends is also made. Conclusions support the belief that the "events" on college campuses and in public schools are not exclusively responsible for the waning interest in foreign languages. (RL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Washington Foreign Language Program.