ERIC Number: ED382033
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Major Threats to Foreign Language Education in the U.S.A.: A Brief Overview.
Inman, Julie E.
Based on data obtained from the state supervisors of foreign languages by the Joint National Committee for Languages, this brief report lists the threats that jeopardize the status of language programs in the United States. These include: budget constraints; the possibility of further minimizing the federal role in education; reversing the education reform efforts achieved during the 103rd Congress with the implementation of Goals 2000 and "Improving America's Schools"; and the isolationist attitude pervading Congress, which could affect any and all programs that are international in scope. Also detailed are the threats that loom at the state and local levels. The final section highlights the threats to language education in a select number of states, including New York, Wisconsin, Texas, North Carolina, Colorado, California, Washington, Georgia, and Massachusetts. (JL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint National Committee for Languages, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: United States