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Building Strategic Language Ability Programs
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Editors: Joshua R. Weston
Book Description:
This book explores the consensus that has emerged that the American education system must more aggressively embrace the concept of global education for a broader population of students. The products of American education generally remain woefully unprepared to engage in a rapidly changing socio-economic and political environment that demands global skills. This book examines the most needed of these skills, which is the ability to effectively engage in languages other than English. Since its inception in 2000, the Department of Defense Language Flagship initiative has provided important funding to the American higher education system to re-tool its approaches to language education. At the core of the Flagship concept is the assumption that the development of global skills (including advanced language competency) must be mainstreamed into American education. As this book discusses, any approach to achieving language competency must ultimately begin as early as pre-school, middle, and high school.


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Table of Contents:
Preface

Statement of Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Hearing on DOD's Work with States, Universities, and Students to Transforms the Nation's Foreign Language Capacity, September 23, 2008
Statement of Galal Walker, National East Asian Languages Resource Center, The Ohio State Univ., Before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, September 23, 2008 pp.1-2

Statement of Terri E. Givens, Univ. of Texas at Austin, Before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, September 23, 2008 pp.3-76

Statement of Robert O. Slater, National Security Education Program before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Intelligence, September 23, 2008 pp.77-104

The Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Program and its Role in the Utah Foreign Language Environment, Statement of Dana S. Bourgerie, The National Chinese Flagship Center at Brigham Young University before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, September 23, 2008 pp.105-128


Index pp.145-155

   Series:
      Languages and Linguistics
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2009 -4th Quarter
   Pages: pp.155
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-127-7
   Status: AV
  
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FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
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