Many calls, little action
Global illiteracy in the United States
What is the role of United States universities role in preparing graduates for an increasingly interdependent world in which the knowledge of other languages and cultures is once again a critical need? The article reviews the many calls for global understanding and language competence, the barriers to sustained follow-up and action, and the consequences for national security, economic competitiveness, and a globally aware citizenry. It concludes with several recommendations for universities to undertake in partnership with schools, states, businesses, non-governmental organizations, and the federal government.
Published online: 24 March 2005
Cited by 2 other publications
Pufahl, Ingrid & Nancy C. Rhodes
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