ERIC Number: ED254080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Rediscovery of Education in America: An Assessment of National Commission and Task Force Reports.
Johnstone, Tamara S.
The national task force and commission reports on the status of education in the United States released in 1983 and 1984 that have the most relevance for foreign language studies are reviewed. These include: (1) "A Nation At Risk" by the National Commission on Excellence in Education, the College Board's "Academic Preparation for College: What Students Need to Know and Be Able to Do,""Making the Grade" by the Twentieth Century Fund's Task Force, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching's "High School: A Report on Secondary Education in America," the report of the National Commission on Student Financial Assistance entitled "Signs of Trouble and Erosion: A Report on Graduate Education," the Business-Higher Education Forum's "America's Competitive Challenge--The Need for a National Response", "Action for Excellence" by the Task Force on Education for Economic Growth, the Department of Education's "A Nation Responds: Recent Efforts to Improve Education,""Critical Needs in International Education: Recommendations for Action" by the National Advisory Board on International Education Programs, and "Beyond Growth: The Next Stage in Language and Area Studies" by the Association of American Universities. The foreign language-related statements and recommendations of the reports are discussed, and source information for each is provided. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Joint National Committee for Languages, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Academic Preparation for College (CEEB); Action for Excellence; Americas Competitive Challenge; Beyond Growth Next Stage Lang and Area Studies; Critical Needs in International Education; Excellence in Education; High School A Report on Secondary Educ in America; Making the Grade; Nation at Risk (A); Nation Responds (A); Signs of Trouble and Erosion A Report on Grad Educ
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (Chicago, IL, November 16-18, 1984).