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International and language education for a global future
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The contributions to this book address the role that the U.S. Department of Education Title VI and Fulbright-Hays programs have played in building the largest and highest quality infrastructure in the world for training in languages and other aspects of foreign area knowledge. The volume celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Title VI and associated Fulbright-Hays programs, which have established more than 150 centers of excellence for modern foreign language and area studies and international business education in more than 60 U.S. universities.
     The authors review the history of the programs, including their founding and their cumulative impacts on internationalizing the American university at the graduate and undergraduate levels. They review how programs for foreign research, technology for foreign information access, and undergraduate programs have built the foundations of U.S. language-learning materials for use in college courses and government with improved language-learning pedagogies, erected the most distinguished library holdings on foreign countries, supported in-depth research abroad in virtually every nation, and created capacity to teach more than 200 less commonly taught languages.
 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. 1. Introduction: Seeking Global Competence through the Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Acts
  2. pp. 1-14
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  1. PART 1. THE ROLE OF TITLE VI PROGRAMS IN NATIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY
  2. pp. 15-16
  1. 2. Gulliver’s Travels: The History and Consequences of Title VI
  2. pp. 17-32
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  1. 3. Title VI and National and Global Security: Current Status and Concerns Going Forward
  2. pp. 33-68
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  1. PART 2. TITLE VI PROGRAMS AND THE LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES
  2. pp. 82-70
  1. 4. The Impact of Fifty Years of Title VI on Language Learning in the United States
  2. pp. 71-88
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  1. 5. The Growth of the Less Commonly Taught Languages in Title VI and Language Programs in the United States
  2. pp. 89-110
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  1. 6. Language Competence—Performance, Proficiency, and Certification: Current Status and New Directions
  2. pp. 111-136
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  1. PART 3. THE HISTORY AND SIGNIFICANCE OF THE PROGRAMS OF TITLE VI HIGHER EDUCATION ACT
  2. pp. 137-138
  1. 7. Title VI and Foundation Support for Area Studies: Its History and Impacts
  2. pp. 139-154
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  1. 8. The Changing Form and Function of Title VI since Its Beginnings in the 1960s
  2. pp. 155-164
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  1. 9. The Impact of Title VI Programs on the U.S. Higher Education System: Lessons from the First Thirty Years (1958–1988)
  2. pp. 165-192
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  1. PART 4. INTERNATIONALIZING HIGHER EDUCATION AND TITLE VI PROGRAMS
  2. pp. 193-194
  1. 10. Area Studies and Academic Disciplines across Universities: A Relational Analysis with Organizational and Public Implications
  2. pp. 195-226
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  1. 11. Renewing International Studies: Regional and Transregional Studies in a Changing Intellectual Field
  2. pp. 227-254
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  1. Part 5. GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS
  2. pp. 255-256
  1. 12. Title VI and Global Competitiveness: Building International Business Education for the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 257-282
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  1. 13. Title VI and the Global Competitiveness of U.S. Firms
  2. pp. 283-300
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  1. PART 6. ACCESSING, BENCHMARKING, AND ASSESSING TITLE VI
  2. pp. 301-302
  1. 14. Beyond Accountability: A Balanced Approach to Assessment and Benchmarking
  2. pp. 303-316
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  1. 15. Accessing and Assessing Title VI International Education Programs: The View from Black Colleges
  2. pp. 317-328
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  1. PART 7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS FOR TITLE VI AND FULBRIGHT-HAYS PROGRAMS
  2. pp. 329-330
  1. 16. Preparing for the Future: Title VI and Its Challenges
  2. pp. 331-340
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  1. 17. Future Directions for Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs: Creativity and Competence for Facing Global Challenges
  2. pp. 341-354
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  1. APPENDICES
  2. pp. 355-424
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  1. Appendix A. Title VI and Fulbright-Hays Programs of the U.S. Department of Education
  2. pp. 355-364
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  1. Appendix C. Summary of Discussions from Plenary Panels, Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference
  2. pp. 377-380
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  1. Appendix D. Papers Presented at the Title VI 50th Anniversary Conference, March 19–21, 2009, Washington, D.C.
  2. pp. 381-398
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  1. Appendix E. Less Commonly Taught Languages Offered in the Title VI National Resource Centers
  2. pp. 399-424
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 425-426
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 427-439
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