ERIC Number: ED219935
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Report and Recommendations of the Maine Advisory Council on Foreign Languages and International Studies.
Amstutz, Myra; And Others
An advisory council was appointed to study the status of international studies and foreign language education in Maine and to make recommendations for strengthening and broadening these programs. The report of this commission is presented and organized as follows: (1) Maine's position in the world scene, (2) foreign language education, (3) internationalizing the curriculum, (4) professional leadership, (5) perspectives for the future, and (6) recommendations according to the group addressed. The report is given in the context of the monolingual U.S. position and the situation of Maine with regard to its geographical position and the size of its French-speaking population. In order to strengthen foreign language instruction within the state, the council recommends involvement by all segments of the professional, academic, and educational community. With regard to internationalization of the curriculum, the recommendations deal with emphasis on global interdependence, and the cooperation of teachers of various subjects with each other and with other educators and administrators. The final chapter summarizes the recommendations according to group. Appendices that provide the survey instrument and a proposed international studies curriculum outline complete the report. (AMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta.
Identifiers: Maine; Presidents Comm Foreign Lang International Studies