ERIC Number: ED222976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Student Exchange Program Advances Foreign Language Study at Crow High School.
OSSC Bulletin, v26 n2 Oct 1982
Oregon's low requirements for foreign language instruction at the secondary school level have caused Oregon students to place well below the national average in foreign language preparation, according to this report. The Oregon Governor's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies, created in 1980, recommended substantial increases in the study of foreign languages and international studies and urged wider use of student exchange programs. In addition to outlining the status of foreign language instruction in Oregon, this report discusses the growth and development of two student exchange programs, both instigated through the efforts of educators in the small Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District. The Partners of the Americas exchange program, begun in 1967, is affiliated with the Partners of the Alliance program, under which individual states are coupled with Latin American countries for cultural and economic exchange. Partners of the Americas adds educational exchange, involving both students and educators, to the agreement. Costa Rica's exchanges with Oregon in general and with the Crow district in particular are described. The second program involves group exchanges between schools in Ensenada (Mexico) and Crow High School, and is characterized as an outstanding success. An appendix lists the Oregon representatives of eight student exchange programs. (PGD)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Government School Relationship, High School Students, High Schools, International Educational Exchange, International Programs, Latin Americans, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Student Exchange Programs
Publications, Oregon School Study Council, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403 ($4.00; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.
Identifiers: Costa Rica; Crow Applegate Lorane School District OR; Mexico; Oregon; Partners of the Americas