ERIC Number: ED311691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
CLEAR Final Report on the Survey of Materials and Curricula in Second Language Education.
The final report of the Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) lists the various computer searches that have been compiled from information in the CLEAR 655-item database, and categorizes the materials within the database on the basis of educational level, type of material (audiovisual, text, supplementary, workbook, curriculum), and content areas covered. The following observations about the database are made: (1) resources are needed in all uncommonly taught languages and in some of the commonly taught languages; (2) English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) materials greatly outnumber other documents in the database; (3) the amount of material available for the secondary level is seriously lacking for any given language, except for ESL; (4) there is a balance in the types of print materials prepared for foreign languages in the elementary school, foreign language experience, and immersion programs; and (5) materials for language arts/second language development are much more plentiful than content-based materials for second language learning. (DJD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Center for Language Education and Research.