ERIC Number: ED179106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: N/A
AHEA Statements on Foreign Language Education.
Basa, Eniko Molnar; Nagy, Karoly
Position statements and materials of the American Hungarian Educators' Association (AHEA) are presented. Contents are as follows: (1) statement to the President's Commission on Foreign Languages and International Studies: On the need to consider ethnic-oriented bilingual and multicultural education as a viable means of reaching greater language competency and international awareness (presented by Eniko Molnar Basa); (2) AHEA position on bilingual education; (3) AHEA position on multicultural education; (4) letter to the Commission from Judith Magyar, Secretary and Publication Editor of the American-Hungarian Folklore Centrum; (5) AHEA recommendations and comments to the President's Commission on Foreign Language and Area Studies; (6) Ethnic schools in the United States, A Case Study: Hungarian Schools; and (7) Bibliography: Materials on Bilingual and Bicultural Education. A bilingual person has command not only of the language but also of the cultural context of the two backgrounds. Thus the need to support the ethnic language and its speakers becomes a need to support multilingual skills. Multiculturalism is concerned with total cultural orientation rather than only language. International education is designed to transmit both language and cultural identity. (SW)
Descriptors: Area Studies, Bibliographies, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Background, Culture Contact, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups, Folk Schools, Hungarian, Instructional Materials, International Education, International Studies, Language Instruction, Multicultural Education, Professional Associations
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Hungarian Educators' Association, Silver Spring, MD.