ERIC Number: ED087196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Need to Improve Language Training Programs and Assignments for U.S. Government Personnel Overseas. Report to Congress.
Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.
This report discusses actions needed in the training and assignment of personnel to achieve adequate foreign language capability in the Federal government. Eight chapters relating to the U.S. Government's official policies involving language training programs and assignments for government personnel overseas include: (1) development of foreign language training within the Government, (2) magnitude of foreign language training and related research with the Government, (3) insufficient language abilities of U.S. overseas representatives, (4) factors contributing to inadequate language capabilities, (5) State Department overseas language training programs and schools, (6) need for central management of command language training programs within the Department of Defense, (7) need for more systematic coordination of foreign language research and development, and (8) need for more systematic interagency coordination of foreign language training. (RL)
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Employment Opportunities, Federal Government, Federal Programs, International Relations, Labor Force Development, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Utilization, Language Instruction, Overseas Employment, Personnel Needs, Program Development, Research and Development Centers, Training Objectives
U.S. General Accounting Office, Room 6417, 441 G St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20548 (gratis)
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Authoring Institution: Comptroller General of the U.S., Washington, DC.