ERIC Number: ED049658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Languages in the Age of Aquarius.
Lippman, Jane Neustein
Dialog, v5 n4 p2-8 Apr 1971
The role of language instruction in a changing society is scrutinized in this article. Enrollment trends in several subject areas are compared and reasons for the decline in English, mathematics, science, and languages are related to current student attitudes. Instructional objectives of language programs are criticized particularly for their narrowness in scope, and suggestions for the development of innovative course offerings are proposed. (RL)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Objectives, Enrollment Trends, Instructional Program Divisions, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Modern Languages, Relevance (Education), Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Teacher Attitudes
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Indiana Language Program.
Note: Address given to the Texas Foreign Language Association, Temple Junior College, Temple, Texas, October 24, 1970