ERIC Number: ED242202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Nov
Reference Count: 0
What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us: The Shortfall in International Competence.
American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
A shrinking, interdependent world has placed an increasing premium on international competence, an area of national priority for the United States. Five steps are necessary for achieving a certain degree of international competence: (1) wide sectors of American leadership, in both private and public life, must recognize the existence and seriousness of the problem; (2) international competence must be viewed not as an isolated problem but as integral to every discipline, profession, and area of national life, central to the success of all Americans; (3) additional resources, particularly national, must be allocated to key programs for international competence; (4) better use must be made of the limited resources already available, including new ways of thinking and new relationships among business, education, and government; and (5) a realistic international outlook must be instilled in all sectors of American life. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Needs, Financial Support, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, International Relations, International Studies, National Defense, Program Development, Resource Allocation, Second Language Instruction
Division of International Education, American Council on Education, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 ($3.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of International Education.
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