ERIC Number: ED338090
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Federal Funding for Foreign Language and International Education in Elementary and Secondary Schools. Occasional Paper: 1.
Edwards, J. David; Sayers, Maria J.
Financial support available for foreign languages and international education is described for several federal programs. Provisions of applicable legislation and regulations are presented, along with brief descriptions of model programs or anticipated projects, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of persons who administer the programs described. Information is given on the following: (1) Education for Economic Security Act (local education grants, state technical assistance and administrative costs), higher education programs, and the Secretary's discretionary fund for programs of national significance; (2) Excellence in Education Act (Title VI); (3) Education Consolidation and Improvement Act (block grants); (4) Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange (Fulbright-Hays) Act (foreign curriculum consultants, group projects abroad for non-western language and area studies, teacher exchange program, and international research and studies program); (5) the Bilingual Education Reauthorization Act; (6) National Endowment for the Humanities (institutes for teachers and administrators, collaborative projects, planning grants, independent study); and (7) support services outside the school system. The JNCL statement of position on language competence and cultural awareness is attached. (LB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Financial Support, Government Role, International Education, Position Papers, Second Language Learning
National Council on Foreign Language and International Studies, 605 Third Avenue, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10158.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council on Foreign Language and International Studies, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Bilingual Education Act 1984; Education Consolidation and Improvement Act 1981; Education for Economic Security Act 1984; Excellence in Education Act; Mutual Education and Cultural Exchange Act; National Endowment for the Humanities