ERIC Number: ED382032
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Reform or Recidivism: Languages' Future.
Edwards, J. David
This brief report discusses the future of language education in light of recent actions taken by the 104th Congress, driven by the "Contract with America," to balance the budget and eliminate the deficit. Such actions challenge federal funding for education reform, Goals 2000, and content standards. It is concluded that after a decade of growth and success culminating in the inclusion of foreign languages in the "core" subject areas of Goals 2000, but also evidenced in the Foreign Language Assistance Act, the National Security Act, the new International Education Act, increased educational exchanges in the United States Information Agency, more support for foreign languages in the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a fourfold increase for foreign languages in higher education, languages could easily find themselves back in the situation of the 1970s when they received little attention. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint National Committee for Languages, Washington, DC.