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Foreign Language Instruction (1982)

Education Update



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1982-03-30

Duration: 00:25:35

Subjects: Education | School integration. | Language arts


  • Collins, Robert Host
  • Geltner, Naomi Producer
  • Gremillion, Roosevelt Interviewee
  • Bell, Terrell Speaker
  • Dyess, Homer Interviewee


This episode of the series “Education Update” from March 30, 1982, features the latest education news in Louisiana. Robert Collins first reports on the week’s education headlines. Collins then interviews Roosevelt Gremillion, the president of the New Roads chapter of the NAACP, who discusses his group’s opposition to the federal desegregation plan for Pointe Coupee Parish. Next, Naomi Geltner reports on United States Secretary of Education Terrell Bell’s recent visit to Lafayette, including his comments on foreign language instruction in the United States. Lastly, Geltner conducts an in-studio interview with Homer Dyess, the head of foreign languages at the Louisiana Department of Education. He discusses Secretary Bell’s visit and his view of foreign language instruction in Louisiana and the United States.