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ERIC Number: ED416708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Foreign Languages in the Elementary School in Austin: Is the Spirit Still Willing and the FLES Still Weak?
Moore, Zena T.; Ramsay, Angela
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v2 n1 Spr 1995
A 1994 study investigated foreign language instruction in the elementary schools (FLES) in Austin, Texas. Data were drawn from telephone interviews with school personnel, from documents and records at the state department of education, and from visits to schools offering FLES instruction. The report presents information on the seven school districts of the county in which Austin is located, highlighting the number of students enrolled in FLES programs, basic characteristics of existing programs (languages taught, primary goals, teachers, program structure, materials and teaching methods, articulation between levels, funding and support, evaluation, major problems), findings concerning the socioeconomic character of the communities under study, and implications for extending and strengthening foreign language instruction. Both in-school and after-school programs are considered. Contains 51 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas (Austin)