ERIC Number: ED189892
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Language Study for the 1980s: Reports of the MLA-ACLS Language Task Forces.
Brod, Richard I., Ed.
This volume contains the reports of the task forces assigned to advise the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies. Task forces were formed in the following areas: Institutional Language Policy, Commonly Taught Languages, Less Commonly Taught Languages, Public Awareness, and Government Relations. The longest report, that of the Institutional Language Policy Task Force, produced 52 recommendations in the area of program development and improvement. The following supplementary reports are included: (1) "Statement of Goals for Programs in Classical Studies," by Gilbert Lawall; (2) "A National Ten-Year Plan for Teaching and Training in the Less Commonly Taught Languages: Source Materials for the Report of the Task Force on the Less Commonly Taught Languages," by Leon I. Twarog; (3) "Foreign Languages and Cultures in the Media: Report to the Task Force on Public Awareness," by Edward Keller and Ronald Roel; (4) "Language Policy in the United States: Report to the Task Force on Government Relations," by Steven A. Grant; and (5) "Resolutions on Language in American Education." (JB)
Descriptors: Classical Languages, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Government Role, Language Role, Modern Language Curriculum, Program Development, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Uncommonly Taught Languages
The Modern Language Association of America, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 ($8.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council of Learned Societies, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Presidents Comm Foreign Lang International Studies