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The Value of Foreign Language Education. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 1910262
  • November 2008
  • 184 Pages
  • VDM Publishing House
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Foreign Language Education has a long history at
American institutions of higher education. However,
when faced with an increasingly vocational slant to
learning, enrollment in foreign language courses has
declined sharply since the early 1960s. By asking
American university faculty their perceptions of the
role of foreign language education in the modern
university, this work seeks a path situate foreign
language programs more firmly in the fiber of higher
learning. The study described in these pages is
profoundly influenced by the sociological works of
Pierre Bourdieu and Alfred Bandura and suggests that
critical inquiry begins with understanding the space
foreign language programs inhabit. The work
concludes with the sketch of an emerging model for
reconceptualizing the role of foreign language
education within higher education.

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William White.
William White is an assistant professor in Foreign Language
Education at Buffalo State College. He holds a Doctorate of
Education, Curriculum and Instruction from West Virginia
University. Dr. White's primary areas of research interest
include higher education policy and education at the
intersection of society and policitics.

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