ERIC Number: EJ789851
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 90
American Sign Language as a Foreign Language in U.S. High Schools: State of the Art
Rosen, Russell S.
Modern Language Journal, v92 n1 p10-38 Spr 2008
The last 2 decades witnessed a growth in American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language in U.S. secondary schools. This overview of the current state of ASL as a foreign language in the schools consists of a history and a survey. The information on history was drawn from a study conducted by Rosen (2006). This history is followed by a national survey compiled by Rosen (2005) on U.S. secondary schools offering ASL for foreign language credit. The survey provided information on the number and distribution of schools, teachers, classes, students, departments, and the process for program implementation. The information is used to ascertain the current breadth and scope of, and to discern trends in, ASL as a foreign language in public high schools nationwide.
Descriptors: High Schools, Second Languages, Program Implementation, American Sign Language, Educational History, Public Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States