ERIC Number: ED225996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-16
Reference Count: N/A
Public Hearing on Language and Literacy: Skills for Academic Learning (Houston, Texas, April 16, 1982).
National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.
At a public hearing on language and literacy, held in Houston, Texas, April 16, 1982, testimony was presented on: (1) need for emphasis on language arts in elementary secondary schools and for students with bilingual capabilities; (2) benefits accruing to students and educational institutions through developmental education programs; (3) guiding principles, problems, solutions, essential program elements, and future needs related to instruction in foreign languages, English as a second language, and reading; (4) significance of language, particularly speech, as means for self-expression, thinking, and social interaction--with special emphasis on the communication demands of the next century; (5) concerns regarding general language skills, foreign language and bilingual education, and teacher preparation for these instructional areas; (6) recommendations on foreign language public policy, continuing education for second language teachers, and revisions in language curricula; (7) development of reading skills, particularly in terms of characteristics of effective reading instruction and exemplary reading; (8) present and past views on studies of English as a second language, bilingual education, and cultural pluralism; and (9) principles for achieving excellence in language learning, with emphasis on the development of effective oral communication skills. (JD)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Futures (of Society), Language Arts, Literacy, Multicultural Education, Reading Comprehension, Reading Instruction, Remedial Programs, Second Languages, Teacher Education, Verbal Communication, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Commission on Excellence in Education (ED), Washington, DC.