ERIC Number: ED420176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Trends and Issues in Language Education: A Discussion Paper. Draft.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Current trends and issues in second language education are summarized to provide background data for discussion in these areas: language use patterns in Canada and in the world; language education in Canada, with a focus on Alberta's situation (federal and provincial roles in multicultural education and second language study throughout Canada, and language enrollments and program designs in Alberta); international perspectives on language education, in particular in Europe, the United States, and Australia; languages and economic development in Alberta; post-secondary level language programming and enrollment in Alberta; availability of and research on technology-assisted language learning; and research on language acquisition, particularly learning processes, subject matter instruction in a second language, age of acquisition, and time required to develop proficiency. Contains 100 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Economic Development, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language Enrollment, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Role, Language Usage, Multicultural Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Statewide Planning, Trend Analysis
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada