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ERIC Number: EJ1124380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Fred P. Ellison and Portuguese Program Development
Milleret, Margo
Hispania, v99 n4 p530-531 Dec 2016
The written record of Ellison's involvement in Portuguese program development begins in 1964 when he became chairman of the Portuguese Language Development Group that met at several Modern Language Association meetings before being accepted by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) in 1967. The record ends in the Fall 2003 edition of "The Portuguese Newsletter" in an interview conducted by Libby Ginway of the University of Florida. That record constitutes forty years of writing and collecting survey data, publishing reports, and advocating for Portuguese teaching and curriculum development in the US. Most of the writing appeared in this journal "Hispania," the publication of the AATSP, an organization to which Ellison remained loyal during his long career. Ellison remarked in several places that AATSP was the organization that added the "P" to its name in 1944 and thus recognized Portuguese as a co-participant. This article reviews five concerns that Ellison addressed in his "Hispania" publications, along with an update on the status of those concerns today more than ten years after the 2003 interview, and more than fifty years after Ellison's first reports in "Hispania."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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