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ERIC Number: EJ910355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0018-2133
Curricular Changes for Spanish and Portuguese in a New Era: The College and University
Nuessel, Frank
Hispania, v93 n1 p119-122 Mar 2010
In the past two years, the Modern Language Association (MLA) has produced two significant proposals for curricular change in foreign languages. The first, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changing World," addressed the foreign language curriculum with specific suggestions for programmatic transformation. The second, "Report to the Teagle Foundation of the Undergraduate Major in Language and Literature," considered "...the relationship between the goals and objectives of undergraduate concentrations in their disciplines and those of a liberal education." With the two MLA reports as a point of departure, "Hispania" editor, Sheri Spaine Long, issued a call for position papers with three basic questions: (1) How do the suggested changes in these reports alter the way one thinks about instruction in his or her milieu?; (2) What reforms need to be made (if any) to accommodate a changing world?; and (3) How does the proposed "integrative major" impact Spanish and Portuguese in particular? These questions are addressed in this paper.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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