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ERIC Number: ED231220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Exploring Strategies for Developing a Cohesive National Direction toward Language Education in the United States.
Tucker, G. Richard; And Others
The papers focus on the desirability, feasibility, and importance of proposing and beginning to implement a language agenda for all residents of the United States. After an introductory synthesis by G. R. Tucker, the following papers are presented: (1) "Matching Appropriate Actions to Specific Linguistic Inadequacies," by R. E. Thompson; (2) "An Unprecedented Act of Fusion," by R. I. Brod; (3) "An Insomniac's Solution to the Problem of National Language Policy," by J. Levy; (4) "Consolidating Mutual Strengths," by V. da Mota; and (5) "The Role of Language Study in Bilingual Education," by J. E. Alatis. The following themes are developed: (1) the need to examine the personal, economic and social factors that affect the learning and use of language in diverse settings; (2) the need to change public attitudes toward promotion of bilingualism, language study, and public policy in the domain of bilingual education and second language learning; (3) the need to conduct a public awareness or consciousness-raising campaign; (4) the necessity of cooperation and collaboration among the various professional organizations; and (5) the need for all to become activists at the local level. (AMH)
National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, 1555 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 605, Rosslyn, VA 22209 ($3.90).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Arlington, VA.; InterAmerica Research Associates, Rosslyn, VA.
Note: Collection of papers presented at the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education seminar (Washington, DC, June 1982).