ERIC Number: ED235681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Study: Foreign Languages. A Report from the Foreign Languages Curriculum Study Committee to the North Carolina State Board of Education.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
The status of state foreign language programs is reviewed, and recommendations are made to improve the quality of foreign language education in North Carolina. The Foreign Language Curriculum Study Committee identified major language education issues in North Carolina, collected background information and data pertaining to these issues, analyzed the data, developed goals for foreign language education, made recommendations, and identified outcomes which would follow implementation. Background data included school visitation reports; questionnaires sent to students, business people, and school systems in North Carolina; a survey of selected college and university professors; and a profile of North Carolina foreign language teachers. Based upon data analysis, 19 recommendations were formulated. These related to the amount of time a student should be required to study a foreign language, the development of a foreign language curriculum guide, the expansion of German language programs, implementation of quality assurance programs, testing programs in oral proficiency, and textbook acquisition. (RW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina