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ERIC Number: ED555245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 412
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-309-10494-4
International Education and Foreign Languages: Keys to Securing America's Future
O'Connell, Mary Ellen, Ed.; Norwood, Janet L., Ed.
National Academies Press
"International Education and Foreign Languages" reviews the Department of Education's Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs, which provide higher education funding for international education and foreign language programs. This book offers a timely look at issues that are increasingly important in an interconnected world. It discusses the effect of the nation's lack of expertise in foreign languages and cultural knowledge on national security and global competitiveness and it describes the challenges faced by the U.S. educational system and the federal government in trying to address those needs. The book also examines the federal government's recent proposal to create a new National Security Language Initiative, the role of the Department of Education, and current efforts to hold higher education programs accountable. This book provides information and recommendations that can help universities, educators, and policy makers establish a system of foreign language and international education that is ready to respond to new and unanticipated challenges around the world. Six appendices are included: (1) Legislative History; (2) The Committee's Approach to Its Review; (3) Selection Criteria and Priorities in Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs; (4) A Brief History of Foreign Language Assessment in the United States; (5) Summary of Federal Foreign Language and Area Studies Programs; and (6) Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff. An index and a "References and Bibliography" section is provided. [This book was written by the Committee to Review the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays International Education Programs.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Academies, National Academy of Sciences; National Academies, National Research Council
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Fulbright Hays Act; Higher Education Act Title VI
Grant or Contract Numbers: ED05CO0016