Dr Kathleen Stein-Smith received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the Union Institute & University. Dr Stein-Smith is Associate University Librarian and Director of Public Services, Frank Giovatto Library; and Adjunct Faculty at the Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.
2023 1-4955-1077-8 This edited volume is a collaborative project including essays by language educators from around the world. "The chapters illuminate how much language education has continued to adapt to the needs of learners around the world, taking into account a multiplicity of identities and lived experiences, from Sub-Saharan Africa to North America to East Asia. They also reveal the true passion, dedication, and patience that language can bring to their work, both in terms of helping a wide range of learners grasp skills, yet also in igniting curiosity and compassion." -Nick Gozik, from The Foreword
2013 0-7734-4545-5 How has the American deficiency in foreign language study affected foreign policy, diplomacy, the economy, and most of all national security. This book showcases how the use of a second language can be helpful in political and economic circumstances. Various policy initiatives are analyzed to discuss their efficiency in bringing languages to American citizens. A recent study found that only 25% of Americans are fluent in a foreign language. Stein-Smith argues that once you remove the first generation immigrant population from those numbers you are left with an extremely negligible number of citizens who can functionally speak a foreign language. This is problematic for many social, political, and economic reasons. In a globalizing world America needs to be competitive by teaching foreign languages to its populace.
2013 0-7734-4302-9 An urgent and compelling examination of the foreign language deficit facing the U.S. In an ever expanding global marketplace this is a
must-read for government leaders, educators, business leaders and the U.S. public in general.