Spatial Distribution of Chinese Language Education and Historical Development of Chinese Language Pedagogy in Higher Education in the United States

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Jing Zhao

This is a capstone project submitted to the Graduate Faculty in Liberal Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Liberal Studies, The City University of New York. It includes two major components: an interactive digital map that displays the geographical distribution of Chinese language programs in colleges and universities in the United States, their program starting years, the types of such universities and colleges, and their names and states; and a multimedia essay on the evolution of Chinese language pedagogy in colleges and universities in the United States. Data has been collected on the program start year, school names, states where schools are located, school types, and whether the school had been funded by two federal sponsored language programs: the National Defense Education Act in 1958 and the Chinese Language Flagship program in 2006. The essay traces the sociopolitical factors that pushed Chinese language pedagogy education through several distinct stages over the past century.

Historical Development of Chinese Language Pedagogy in Colleges and Universities in the United States



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    Project White Paper

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    Important Individuals, Organizations, and Programs in the History of Chinese Language Education in the United States

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    The Chinese Language Flagship Program

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    The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and its Language Proficiency Levels

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    The Modern Language Association (MLA)

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    New York City