ERIC Number: ED482030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
The State of World Languages, 2001-02. Excerpted from "Profiles of Our Schools: The Condition of Education in Connecticut, 2001-2002."
Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
This report addresses the extent to which students in Connecticut are receiving world language education that meets the Board's expectations. Data are presented on key world language opportunity-to-learn indicators, such as the following: staffing (e.g., with dramatic increases in enrollments in world languages at all levels, the demand for staffing has increased, and programs in world languages are starting in earlier grades); hours of instruction (e.g., since 1993, the average number of hours per year of instruction in world languages at the elementary and middle levels has increased); credits for graduation (the percentage of students taking three or more credits in a world language has increased steadily over time); facilities (e.g., language labs and computers are major instructional resources for such programs and curricular offerings); extracurricular offerings (many schools offer extracurricular activities related to specific languages); advanced placement tests (since 1993, the number of students taking advanced placement tests in world languages has increased significantly); and international education (e.g., international trips and exchanges are an excellent way for students to experience different cultures, languages, and traditions). A district summary profile of world languages is included. (SM)
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Computer Uses in Education, Credits, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Extracurricular Activities, International Education, Language Laboratories, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, State Standards, Teacher Shortage
State of Connecticut Department of Education, Publications Office, 165 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT 06016. Tel: 860-713-6523; Fax: 860-713-7038.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford.
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut