ERIC Number: EJ1176659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Not What It Used to Be: The Future of Spanish Language Teaching
Colburn, Heather L.
Hispania, v100 n5 p87-92 2017
Since 1970, higher education in general, and Spanish departments in particular, have experienced a seismic shift, with skyrocketing student enrollment and dramatic increases in the numbers of non-tenure-track faculty. While contingent faculty numbers have continued to rise since 2000, over the past several years, enrollments in college-level Spanish courses seem to have stabilized. I will examine historical and current data, as well as projected statistics, before exploring possible consequences of these recent trends, in particular, how a more stable body of non-tenure-track faculty relates to enriched departmental culture and improved student learning in Spanish departments.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Departments, Language Enrollment, Language Teachers, College Faculty, College Students, Educational History, Trend Analysis, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), College Second Language Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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