ERIC Number: ED453880
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Foreign Language Education at Community Colleges. AACC Special Reports No. 5.
Eisenberg, Diane U., Ed.; Mahoney, James R., Ed.; Labib, Nadya, Ed.
Improving Foreign Language Education at Community Colleges, a project from the American Association of Community Colleges (Washington, D.C.), is described in this report as an effort to advance the quality and extent of foreign language education at community colleges across the nation. The project provides a combination of resources for selected colleges to use to strengthen and enhance their foreign language programs. This report documents colleges' innovations and progress. Principal features of the project include the following: creation of a three-member college team; preparation of an initial action plan to address identified college needs; assignment of a pool of mentors; and two national conferences. The mentors played a central role in the successful achievement of the goals of the 15 participating colleges. This document discusses the problems encountered by foreign language departments at these colleges, their planned solutions to the problems, and the results of their efforts over a year-long effort. Case studies demonstrate the unusual success of the colleges' efforts and hint at the growth these programs will experience in the future. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.