The International Research and Studies Program; Publication of the year 2002 annual report [OPE]
FR Doc 03-9882
[Federal Register: April 22, 2003 (Volume 68, Number 77)]
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The International Research and Studies Program

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).

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 
    (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:

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

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

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 

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

    Dated: April 17, 2003.
Sally L. Stroup,
Assistant Secretary, Office of Postsecondary Education.
[FR Doc. 03-9882 Filed 4-21-03; 8:45 am]