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Title Building language skills and cultural competencies in the military / Edgar D. Swain, editor
Published New York : Nova Science, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource ([vii], 223 pages) : illustrations
Series Languages and linguistics series
Languages and linguistics series.
Contents ""Building Language Skills and Cultural Competencies in the Military""; ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Building Language Skills and Cultural Competencies in the Military: DOD's Challenge in Today's Educational Environment""; ""HASC Oversight and Investigations Members""; ""SC Oversight and Investigations Staff""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Executive Summary""; ""Introduction""; ""Key Questions""; ""Background""; ""Language Skills, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Awareness for the Few""
""A Closer Look at Flagship Centers""""Statement of Mrs. Gail H. McGinn before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on September 23rd, 2008""; ""Introduction""; ""Supporting a National Agenda""; ""Conclusion""; ""Presentation to the Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, United States House of Representatives, Language and Culture Transformation Efforts on September 10, 2008""; ""Introduction""; ""Air Force Culture and Language Transformation Efforts""
""Appendix E: U.S. Navy's Language Skills, Regional Expertise, and Cultural Awareness Strategy""""Appendix F: NSLI Funding, by Agency""; ""Endnotes""; ""Statement of Dr. Robert O. Slater before the Hosue Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations on September 23rd, 2008""; ""Introduction and Background""; ""What Is the Language Flagship?""; ""New Curricular Approaches""; ""K-12 Articulation""; ""Articulated Overseas Immersion""; ""Diffusion of Innovation""; ""Peer Review and Quality Assurance""; ""Engagement of the Business Sector""
""The End State: Airmen with Key Joint-Warfighting Capabilities/Airmen-Statesmen""""Trade-Offs""; ""Conclusion""; ""Statement by BG Richard C. Longo before the House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, Second Session, 110th Congress, on September 10, 2008""; ""Statement of BG Gary S. Patton before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee on Foreign Language and Cultural Awareness Transformation on 10 September 2008""; ""Guidance""; ""Joint Professional Military Education (JPME)""
""The Roadmap Vision for Transformation: What is the Department Trying to Accomplish, What is the Military Requirement, and how is the Department Trying to Accomplish its Goal""""The Services' Efforts""; ""Screening for Foreign Language Capability""; ""Cost and Risk Tradeoffs""; ""General Recommendations""; ""Conclusion""; ""Appendix A: Glossary of Acronyms""; ""Appendix B: Hearings, Briefings, Interviews""; ""Appendix C: Supporting Documents""; ""Appendix D: Defense Language Transformation Roadmap""
Summary "This book consists of public domain documents which have been located, gathered, combined, reformatted, and enhanced with a subject index, perhaps edited and bound to provide easy access."--Page [vii]
Notes Statements originally presented before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation in 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communicative competence.
Cultural competence.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching -- United States.
Military education -- United States.
Soldiers -- United States -- Language.
Form Electronic book
Author Swain, Edgar D., editor
ISBN 1608765970 (electronic bk.)
9781608765973 (electronic bk.)