ERIC Number: ED344467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
State University System of Florida Foreign Language and Linguistics Program Review.
Alatis, James E.
The third systemwide review of Florida's state university second language programs is reported. The executive summary presents some institutional enrollment data and capsulizes findings and recommendations for improvement. The report's introductory section addresses systemwide concerns and issues, including state policy initiatives and comments on the use of adjunct instructors in university language classrooms, interdepartmental collaboration within universities, interinstitutional and international program collaborative efforts, recent state legislation, role of class size and oral proficiency in the quality of language instruction, and the place of American Sign Language in language teaching programs. Reports on individual institutions (University of Florida, Florida State University, Florida A&M University, University of South Florida, Florida Atlantic University, University of West Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and University of North Florida) follow. The concluding section offers systemwide comments and recommendations. Appendixes include: the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages administrative policy statement; reproduced articles on joint Japan/United States language education programs; an article on the implications for teacher education and certification of a Florida court decision; a report on optimum language class size; and professional association materials concerning language proficiency standards. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, American Sign Language, Bachelors Degrees, Class Size, College Admission, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Second Language Programs, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, International Educational Exchange, Language Enrollment, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Languages, Linguistics, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Program Design, Program Evaluation, State Legislation, State Standards, State Surveys, State Universities, Teacher Certification, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.
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