ERIC Number: ED074865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Language and Area Programs. Final Report.
Mitchell, Rowland L., Jr.
This report describes the nature and scope of a national survey of language and area programs in the United States of America in 1968-69. An analysis of the various programs or a typology of programs was developed by taking each of the characteristics of the overall program--its area and language courses, and its faculty--and cross-tabulating them with factors such as the university setting, size and location of the program, a general qualitative ranking reflected in the annual competition for funds and fellowships, and measures of effectiveness in terms of written product, output of students in various disciplines, at various levels, and with various degrees of language competence. Language or area courses were also treated separately from their institutional setting. Grouped by discipline, they were combined into a national sample to give a cross-sectional look at the nature of language and the area instruction available for various kinds of specialization. The area studies in the report are classified into seven categories: (1) Africa south of the Sahara, (2) East Asia, (3) Eastern Europe, (4) Latin America, (5) Near and Middle East, (6) South Asia, and (7) Southeast Asia. The report discusses the plan of the study and the collection of the data, the analysis of the data and distribution of the study, and future plans. The data on which the study is based are stored on magnetic tape at the University of Pennsylvania and at the Institute of International Studies at the Office of Education. (RL)
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Sponsor: Institute of International Studies (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Social Science Research Council, New York, NY.