U.S. Will Make Broader Global Skills for College Students a New Priority
By Karin Fischer
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education wants to ensure that more American students have the skills to compete in a global workplace, and not just build up "deep, deep expertise" among a smaller group of graduates in foreign languages or cultures, the agency's top official for international education says.
In a recent interview with The Chronicle, Maureen McLaughlin, the department's director of international affairs, said it was trying to be more deliberate and intentional in its international efforts. "We didn't previously have a strategic framework for the things we would engage in and those that we weren't going to internationally," said Ms. McLaughlin, who has led an internal working group to develop a global plan.
"We believe in a deliberative, sustainable, strategic approach to international engagement," she said.
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