ERIC Number: ED259589
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Educational Resources in Illinois: The Role of Foreign Languages.
Hoegl, Juergen K.
National concern for the need for improved education in foreign languages and international studies has met with some response from some states. In Illinois, the response began with a state task force and a five-year educational plan, and current planning is being done in the context of economic development and educational reform needs in the state. The benefits of foreign language proficiency can be seen in improved technology transfer for economic development and information exchange in a variety of areas such as business, agriculture, and engineering, and in research showing increased general academic achievement among students having studied foreign languages. The Illinois State Board of Higher Education has made recommendations concerning college-bound graduates' college-preparatory foreign language study. State agencies should now include foreign languages as a fundamental area of learning with defined outcomes, and suitable proficiency measures are currently available and in use in the foreign language teaching profession. It is very much in the state interest, both educational and economic, to develop foreign language and international studies in the schools. (MSE)
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, International Studies, Language Role, Language Skills, Postsecondary Education, School Districts, Second Language Programs, Statewide Planning, Technology Transfer, Transfer of Training
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois