Succeeding Globally Through International Education and Engagement outlines the U.S. Department of Education’s International Strategy for 2012-16 and affirms the Department’s commitment to preparing today’s youth, and our country more broadly, for a globalized world, and to engaging with the international community to improve education.
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Why an international focus?
- Economic competitiveness & jobs. Students today will compete for jobs with peers around the world. Transglobal businesses face difficulties in hiring employees with the requisite global skills.
- National security & diplomacy. Foreign language skills and area expertise are essential for diplomacy, national defense, intelligence, homeland security and law enforcement.
- Global challenges. Students will need to have substantive knowledge and understanding to address issues that cut across borders, like the spread of disease and financial crises.
- A diverse U.S. society. The United States is a multicultural society. It is essential that we communicate and work with others with different cultural traditions and perspectives.