ERIC Number: ED043262
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language Dropouts: Problems and Solutions. An Examination of the Reasons Why Students Do Not Continue Foreign Language Instruction and a List of Suggested Solutions to the Problem.
Torres, Edgardo E.; And Others
This comprehensive investigation into the reasons behind the crucial problem of the student dropout in foreign language programs focuses on seven interrelated areas. These are: (1) student, (2) teacher, (3) administration, (4) counselor, (5) parent, (6) community, and (7) teacher training. A fault-tree analysis of the dropout problem provides a format in which each page presents an enumerated, problematic condition with a corresponding, suggested solution. The systematic approach allows for rapid identification of troublesome areas in the language program. Suggestions on the use of the handbook, a bibliography, and statistical data pertaining to language instruction in secondary schools in California are included. The appendixes contain an article by John Dusel entitled"Diagnosing the Decrease in Foreign Language Enrollment" and sample questionnaires used in the project. (RL)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Community Attitudes, Counselor Attitudes, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Guides, Language Instruction, Modern Languages, Parent Attitudes, Questionnaires, Secondary Schools, State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
MLA Materials Center, 62 Fifth Avenue, New York, N. Y. ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Coll., Hayward.
Authoring Institution: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.; San Leandro Unified School District, CA.