ERIC Number: ED231220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
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)
Descriptors: Activism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Language Planning, Professional Associations, Public Relations, Second Language Programs, Sociocultural Patterns, Socioeconomic Influences
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
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).