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ERIC Number: ED079021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 94
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A Study of the Foreign Language Requirement for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Biological and the Physical Sciences.
Janies, LeRoy
The purpose of this survey was to investigate how the foreign language requirement for the Ph.D. in the biological and physical sciences was satisfied, what use of foreign languages was made during and after graduate school, and how university personnel felt about proposals to change the requirement. Questionnaires were sent to selected state universities, and respondents were classified by year of receiving the Ph.D., rank, field of specialization, research productivity, and language capability. Respondents ranked a list of possible functions of foreign languages in order of importance, and expressed agreement or disagreement with recommendations concerning the language requirement. Although 68 percent of the respondents viewed foreign languages primarily as a research tool, statistical tests indicated that some other function, undetected by the questionnaire, played an essential role in making foreign languages important. Several specific conclusions are presented. (MM)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Oklahoma State University