ERIC Number: ED254102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Report of the Ohio Foreign Language Task Force.
OMLTA Journal, p9-22 1984
The report issued by the task force on foreign languages and international studies established in Ohio in response to the 1979 report of the President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies presents two major recommendations. They are: (1) that the state superintendent of public instruction appoint a permanent advisory council on foreign languages and international studies, and (2) that the state department of education upgrade the requirements for certification of foreign language and international studies teachers and that teacher education and professional development programs in these fields be strengthened. The advisory council would have the responsibility of making more foreign language career information available through the schools, developing greater statewide awareness of the value of foreign language study and international understanding, and encouraging and assisting in the improvement of existing instructional programs and enrollments in those areas. Recommendations for the council's funding and administration are also made. Recommendations for upgrading teacher education and certification include requirements for demonstrated proficiency; coursework distribution, including applied linguistics, civilization and contemporary culture, literature, and psycholinguistics or psychology of language; and cross-training between foreign languages and international studies. The task force's background and its description and evaluation of Ohio's public school foreign language and international studies program efforts are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Articulation (Education), Certification, Curriculum Development, International Studies, Language Teachers, Professional Development, Program Development, Second Language Instruction, Secondary Education, State Departments of Education, Statewide Planning, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Snyder, Barbara, Ed. Look Out World, Here We Come! See FL 014 904.