ERIC Number: ED370349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Widening Our Horizons: Report of the Review of the Teaching of Modern Languages in Higher Education. Volumes I and II.
Australian National Languages Inst., Melbourne.
A report on the teaching of modern languages in Australian higher education is presented in two volumes. The first volume contains the text of the report. An introductory section describes the aims and methodology of the national review and places it in a historical context. The remainder of this volume is in three parts. The first part identifies Australia's language needs in these areas: intellectual and cultural; business, finance, and industry; and tourism; international relations; health and education; science and technology; and language teaching. The second part assesses the state of modern language instruction in higher education, including: languages offered; aims and objectives of instructional programs; institutional structures for language education; program design; teaching methods and curricula; student characteristics; incentives and disincentives to language study; teacher characteristics and qualifications; language teacher education; research on language teaching; and support structures and materials. The third part offers conclusions and recommendations on availability of language instruction, efficiency and effectiveness, promotion of language learning, and costs of these efforts. The second volume contains 12 appendixes, including profiles of higher education institutions, awards programs, study-related documents and data, and summaries of Australian language education surveys. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Equal Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Industry, International Relations, Language Research, Language Role, Language Teachers, Modern Languages, National Surveys, Politics, Program Design, Sciences, Second Language Instruction, Sociocultural Patterns, Student Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Technology, Tourism
Australian Government Publishing Service, P.O. Box 7, Planetarium Station, New York, NY 10024 (ISBN-0-644-14548--set, $44.95; ISBN-0-644-14551-X, Vol. 1; ISBN-0-614-14552-8, Vol. 2).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Australian National Languages Inst., Melbourne.