ERIC Number: ED185869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Chinese Language Study in American Higher Education: State of the Art. Final Report.
Eddy, Peter A.; And Others
This study was undertaken to provide recent and comprehensive information on the state of Chinese studies in the United States. An extensive questionnaire was completed by 111 American institutions of higher education offering Chinese instruction. Overall enrollments and enrollment trends are discussed, and the degrees awarded in 1978 are enumerated. Characteristics of teachers of Chinese are described. A catalogue of information on instructional materials emphasizes the assessment of instructional needs in first- through fourth-year courses. Aspects of Chinese language instruction in the United States, which is represented by a wide variety of programs, are discussed. Characteristics of students of Chinese are examined. Funding of Chinese language instruction and potential funding resources are reported. A shorter questionnaire was completed by institutions offering only self-study programs. Responses from institutions that had recently dropped Chinese instruction from their curriculum are also analyzed. (JB)
Descriptors: Chinese, College Second Language Programs, Degrees (Academic), Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Financial Support, Higher Education, Independent Study, Instructional Materials, Program Descriptions, Questionnaires, Second Language Instruction, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Postsecondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Arlington, VA.