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ERIC Number: ED195166
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-87281-092-5
Chinese Language Study in American Higher Education: State of the Art. Language in Education: Theory and Practice. No. 30.
Eddy, Peter A.; And Others
A study was undertaken in order to provide current data and comprehensive information about Chinese language instruction in United States higher education. This report is based on the responses to a survey in 1979. In addition to the discussion of the survey responses, an examination of changes that have taken place since a previous report in 1969 is provided. The discussion of the survey report deals with the following data: (1) an overview of the survey procedures; (2) enrollments and enrollment trends, including "language-learning" and "language-using" courses, courses about Chinese offered in English, summer courses and extension courses; (3) teachers of Chinese--their responsibilities, pedagogical and linguistic training, openings for instructional personnel, and opinions on language-teaching changes; (4) a catalog and assessment of instructional materials that are most used and/or needed; (5) aspects of Chinese language instructional programs in American higher education; (6) students' language competence and reasons for studying Chinese; (7) funding of Chinese language instruction on United States campuses; and (8) a summary of the findings of the survey and the recommendations that follow from it. (AMH)
Center for Applied Linguistics, 3520 Prospect Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20007 ($7.95).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, DC.