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ERIC Number: ED245532
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Parental Attitude in the San Diego Area regarding Foreign Language Study at the Elementary School Level.
Rickards, Georgette Equerme
A survey of the opinions of parents of 85 elementary school children in the San Diego area regarding elementary school foreign language instruction is reported. A questionnaire was used to gather data, which was processed with the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences to provide results and correlations in the form of frequencies. Results show 78.9% of parents felt that elementary level foreign language study is important and that the elementary school age is the best time for learning another language. Over 82% felt that the San Diego city schools ought to offer a period of foreign language instruction as part of the regular school curriculum. The preferred language of the majority of respondents was Spanish. Over 68% were unaware of the language immersion program, although 82% still preferred neighborhood schools for foreign language study for their children. Almost 57% felt foreign language study would not be difficult for their children, and over 46% were willing to pay for instruction at the elementary school level. Results are presented in narrative form with some tables, and the questionnaire is appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers: California (San Diego)
Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, United Stated International University