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.
National Research Council. 2007. International Education and Foreign Languages: Keys to Securing America's Future. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/11841.
|Part I: The Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs
|2 Demand for Foreign Language, Area, and International Expertise
|3 Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Implementation
|Part II: Key Areas of Concern
|4 Infusing a Foreign Language and Area Studies Dimension and Conducting Outreach and Dissemination
|5 Reducing Shortages of Foreign Language and Area Experts
|6 Supporting Research, Education, and Training
|7 Producing Relevant Instructional Materials
|8 Advancing Uses of New Technology
|9 Addressing Business Needs
|10 Increasing the Numbers of Underrepresented Minorities in International Service
|Part III: Important Next Steps
|11 Monitoring, Evaluation, and Continuous Improvement
|12 Looking Toward the Future
|References and Bibliography
|Appendix A Legislative History
|Appendix B The Committee's Approach to Its Review
|Appendix C Selection Criteria and Priorities in Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs
|Appendix D A Brief History of Foreign Language Assessment in the United States
|Appendix E Summary of Federal Foreign Language and Area Studies Programs
|Appendix F Biographical Sketches of Committee Members and Staff
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