Annotated Bibliography On Education

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Annotated Bibliography English 120 Dec 2014 1. Brown, C. L. "Elementary School Foreign Language Programs in the United States." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 532.1 (1994): 164-76. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. Brown is the director of foreign languages for the Glastonbury, Connecticut public schools. She has won awards for her superior foreign language teaching skills and serves on multiple teaching committees. She recognizes the value in starting elementary level language programs, which is highly common across Europe. If this method is applied to the United States, it can help create “linguistically and culturally competent Americans.” Since America is a diverse nation, it is vital that young children are raised in a culturally aware and culturally sensitive atmosphere. 2. Clifford, R. T., and D. C. Fischer. "Foreign Language Needs in the U.S. Government." The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 511.1 (1990): 109-21. Web. 30 Nov. 2014. Clifford and Fischer, members of the Defense Language Institute Language Center, hold degrees in foreign languages and military arts…show more content…
She explains why there is difference between the two. It stems largely from the fact that European place a larger emphasis on education because careers are determined from the scores that students receive on college placement examination. Thus, their futures rely on how well they do. On the other hand, Americans can start their education at any point in their life as long as they have the money to pay for it. Hood calls the need for great improvement by starting instruction in elementary school language programs, where the teachers should also be more qualified. The students are more apt to retain what they learn when they start so young, as seen in European models of foreign language
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