ERIC Number: ED069195
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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A New Rationale for the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Illinois: A Humanistic View.
Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Attempting to discredit the widely held myth that the study of foreign languages serves only the interests of the college-bound student, this study describes a survey on the status of foreign language study in Illinois and proposes a new rationale for the study of foreign languages which would benefit the majority of students in American schools. Three main ideas are considered: (1) the importance of foreign language education in an international world, (2) foreign languages in an era of rapid communication, and (3) language instruction in a multi-racial and cross-cultural society. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.