ERIC Number: ED188446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Foreign Language And International Studies Specialists: The Marketplace and National Policy.
Berryman, Sue E.; And Others
A largely qualitative analysis of the supply and demand for foreign language and international specialists and of the use to which their skills are put in the private and public sectors was undertaken. The investigation was based on a review of the literature in the field and on more than 150 interviews with representatives of four main groups that affect supply and demand for specialists: (1) universities and other training institutions; (2) private business; (3) federal, state, and international agencies; and (4) foundations and other nonprofit organizations. The goal of the study was to provide a President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies with a description of the present and expected trends affecting training in these skills and the uses to which they are put with suggestions for future research, and with a discussion, without recommendations, of some of the main policy issues. An interview guide, a list of groups interviewed, a delineation of supply and demand variables used in the study, and a selected bibliography are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Business, Careers, Employment Opportunities, Federal Government, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Organizations, International Relations, International Studies, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Needs Assessment, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Policy, Research Opportunities, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Specialists
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Identifiers: Language Skilled People; Presidents Commission on Foreign Lang Intl Studies