ERIC Number: ED350050
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
The Future of Foreign Language Education at Community Colleges. AACC Special Reports, No. 1.
Eisenberg, Diane U., Ed.
In February 1992, the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), in Washington, D.C., convened a 2-day roundtable meeting of education leaders with expertise in foreign language education and community college teaching and administration in order to formulate a foreign language education policy statement for AACC. This report presents the results of the roundtable. Following a preface by David R. Pierce, and a foreword by James Herbert, the "AACC Foreign Language Education Policy Statement" is offered, underscoring the critical responsibility that community colleges have in meeting the nation's new need for citizens who can function in a multi-linguistic world. The statement also details recommendations to community college leaders related to making foreign language education a priority; and strengthening related programs, faculty development efforts, and articulation agreements. Next, the following roundtable background papers are presented: (1) "Foreign Language Education at Community Colleges" by David A. Berry; (2) "Making the Most of the Articulation Process," by Fe Pittman Brittain; (3) "Uses of Technology To Teach Foreign Languages at Community Colleges," by John Underwood; (4) "Foreign Language Instruction Across the Curriculum: A Strategy and Model," by Joyce S. Tsunoda; and (5) "Proficiency Goals and Teaching of Literature in the Foreign Language Classroom," by Bette G. Hirsch and Chantal P. Thompson. Finally, a directory of participants, along with selected quotes from several participants is provided. (MAB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Administration, College Second Language Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Institutional Mission, Meetings, Position Papers, Professional Associations, Program Development, Program Improvement, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), Publications Sales, P.O. Box 1737, Salisbury, MD 21802 ($13; $10 for AACC members).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: American Association of Community Colleges
Note: Cover title: The Future of Foreign Language Education at Community, Technical, and Junior Colleges.