ERIC Number: ED541539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1922
Reference Count: 0
Training for Foreign Service. Bulletin, 1921, No. 27
Swiggett, Glen Levin, Comp.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The articles contained in this bulletin on foreign service training were assembled nearly three years ago. They were contributed by specialists, and deal with subjects which should be included in a fully developed major on foreign-service training for Government, business, social welfare, etc. These articles include, in addition to brief bibliographies of textbooks serviceable for use in college and of other books that may be helpful to general readers the writers' opinions in regard to the subject matter, the limitation and manner and presentation of this subject matter, its coordination with similar related subjects and amount of time that should be given to it in college and the semester or semesters with college year when it can be best offered. This bulletin is to serve two purposes: it should assist colleges to plan an adequate course of instruction on training for foreign service and should enable university men now in the field of business to plan for a systematic reading course. The technique of foreign trade skill in the actual transaction involved in merchandising, shipping, and financing should be strengthened by an understanding of the principles of commerce, of transportation, and banking; of motives that determine human conduct in social relationships; of Governmental regulations and policies. The variety and character of instruction now being offered as preparation for foreign trade in larger universities warrant the publication of a bulletin of this character. It is the belief of the compiler that these articles will stimulate further the marked educational response to the demands of business for a trained and informed personnel in the conduct of foreign service of Government, business, etc. This paper is divided into the following parts: (1) Economics; (2) Government; (3) Modern Foreign Languages; and (4) Periodical Literature. Individual articles contain footnotes and references. [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Textbooks, International Relations, Business Education, Program Design, International Trade, Transportation, Banking, Economics, Modern Languages, Second Language Learning, Public Policy, Federal Regulation, Government Employees, Males, Foreign Countries
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Historical Materials
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)