ERIC Number: ED365155
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
National Foreign Language Planning: Practices and Prospects.
Sajavaara, Kari, Ed.; And Others
A selection of essays on foreign language planning at the national level contains articles on the language planning process, language choice, teacher education, testing and assessment, and transnational planning. Essays include the following: "Foreign Language Teaching Policy: Some Planning Issues" (Theo J. M. van Els); "Foreign Language Planning in the United States" (Richard D. Lambert); "Communication, Foreign Languages, and Foreign Language Policy" (Kari Sajavaara); "Language Policy and Language Teaching in Finland" (Sauli Takala); "Problems in the Implementation of Foreign Language Policy in Finland" (Marja-Liisa Karppinen); "Languages and Policy in Estonia" (Urve Laanemets); Human Rights and Foreign Languages" (Robert Phillipson); "Language Choice and Its Impact: The Sociocultural Factor in Language Education Strategies" (Elisabetta Zuanelli Sonino); "Less Commonly Taught Languages in the United States: Needs, Capacities, and Strategies for Development" (Richard D. Brecht, A. Ronald Walton); "Teacher Education and National Foreign Language Policies" (Gerald Westhoff); "Foreign Language Policy, Pedagogy, and Practice: An American Perspective" (Diane W. Birckbichler); "Transparency, Coherence, and Washback in Language Assessment" (Brian North); "Testing and Examinations in a National Foreign Language Policy" (Bernard Spolsky); and "The Integration of European and National Foreign Language Policies: The European Community's LINGUA Program" (Antony Shaw). (MSE)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Coherence, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, International Cooperation, Language Planning, Language Role, Language Tests, Public Policy, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Standardized Tests, Teacher Education, Testing, Testing Problems, Uncommonly Taught Languages
Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyvaskyla, P.O. Box 35, 40351, Jyvaskyla, Finland.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Jyvaskyla Univ. (Finland). Inst. for Educational Research.
Identifiers: Estonia; European Community; Finland; LINGUA Programme; United States
Note: Based on papers presented at the international Conference on National Foreign Language Policies (Jyvaskyla, Finland, 1992).