ERIC Number: ED392253
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Language Education at the State Level: An Update of Activities.
McMillan, Cindy, Comp.
A national survey of state foreign language supervisors gathered information on any significant change in second language instruction in their states. Surveys from 30 states were returned. Topic areas included: (1) the impact of systemic reform during 1995; (2) federal funding for standards and reform, and whether or not second language programs would receive any of these funds; (3) actual or proposed foreign language standards and their relationship, if any, to national standards; (4) changes in traditional school day schedules, particularly through block scheduling; (5) language teacher shortages and teacher education, particularly at the elementary level; (6) major threats to foreign language education due to resource allocation, program restructuring, legislative action, de-emphasis on language instruction, or ideological reaction to reform; (7) funding through federal Foreign Language Assistance Program grants; and (8) enrollment rates and trends. Specific changes are reported by impact area and within these, by state. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Competition, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Enrollment Trends, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Language Enrollment, Language Teachers, National Surveys, Political Influences, Resource Allocation, Retrenchment, School Schedules, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, State Legislation, State Standards, State Supervisors, Statewide Planning, Time Blocks, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint National Committee for Languages, Washington, DC.; National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Language.