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The International Research and Studies Program

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AGENCY:

Department of Education.

ACTION:

Publication of the year 2002 annual report.

SUMMARY:

The Secretary announces the publication of the annual report listing the books and research materials produced with assistance provided under Section 605 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA).

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Section 605 of the HEA authorizes the International Research and Studies Program. Under this program, the Secretary awards grants and contracts for—

(a) Studies and surveys to determine the needs for increased or improved instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields, including the demand for foreign language, area, and other international specialists in government, education, and the private sector;

(b) Studies and surveys to assess the use of graduates of programs supported under Title VI of the HEA by governmental, educational, and private sector organizations and other studies assessing the outcomes and effectiveness of programs so supported;

(c) Evaluation of the extent to which programs assisted under Title VI that address national needs would not otherwise be offered;

(d) Comparative studies of the effectiveness of strategies to provide international capabilities at institutions of higher education;

(e) Research on more effective methods of providing instruction and achieving competency in foreign languages, area studies, or other international fields;

(f) The development and publication of specialized materials for use in foreign language, area studies, and other international fields, or for training foreign language, area, and other international specialists;

(g) Studies and surveys of the uses of technology in foreign language, area studies, and international studies programs;

(h) Studies and evaluations of effective practices in the dissemination of international information, materials, research, teaching strategies, and testing techniques throughout the education community, including elementary and secondary schools; and

(i) Research on applying performance tests and standards across all areas of foreign language instruction and classroom use.

2002 Program Activities

In fiscal year 2002, 20 new grants ($2,421,480) and 22 continuation grants ($2,782,520) were awarded under the International Research and Studies Program. These grants are active currently and will be monitored through progress reports submitted by grantees. Grantees have 90 days after the expiration of the grant to submit the products resulting from their research to the Department of Education for review and acceptance.

Completed Research

A number of completed research projects resulting from grants made during prior fiscal years have been received during the past year. These are:

TitleAuthor/location
The Language Without Borders: Developing the U.S. National Business Spanish ExaminationSteven Loughrin-Sacco, San Diego State University, 5250 Campanille Drive, San Diego, CA 92182-1934.
A Humanities Approach to Chinese History: A Three-Unit Curriculum Package for Secondary and Community CollegesLinda S. Wojtan, Social Science Education Consortium, 1965 North 57th Court, Suite 106—P.O. Box 21270, Boulder, CO 80308-4270.
Nahuatl Learning Environment Dictionary, Reference Grammar and Structured Database Lexicon and Hypertext Search for Online PresentationJonathan D. Amith, Yale University, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, P.O. Box 208206, New Haven, CT 06520-8206.
A National Survey of Assessments of Foreign Language TeachersD. Kenyon and V. Malabonga, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20016.
Computer-Assisted Polish Pronunciation TutorWaldemar Walczynski, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street, NW., Washington, DC 20016.
The Making of Modern Burma CD-ROMMichael Aung-Thwin, University of Hawaii at Manoa, School of Hawaiian, Asian And Pacific Studies, Monroe Hall 416, 1890 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Communicating in Khmer: An Interactive Intermediate Level Khmer CourseChhany Sak-Humphry, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Center for Southeast Asian Studies—Sakamaki D200, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.
Emerging Economies Teaching WebsiteMichael Radnor, Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208-1110.
Building a New Europe: Political and Economic Reconstruction After the Cold WarLowell Turner, Schools of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-3901.
Assessing a Japanese Program Over Time: Preparation and ArticulationG. Richard Tucker, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Modern Languages, Baker Hall 160, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890.

To obtain a copy of a completed study, contact the author at the given address.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For a copy of the 2002 annual report and further information regarding the International Research and Studies Program, write to Jose L. Martinez, Program Officer, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, U.S. Department of Education, 1990 K Street, NW., Washington, DC 20006-8521. Telephone: (202) 502-7635.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339.

Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document or the 2002 annual report referred to in this notice in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT

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Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 1125.

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Dated: April 17, 2003.

Sally L. Stroup,

Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.

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