Welcome to the Journal of Culture, Language and International Security (JCLIS) Initial Special Topics Issue on Language, Region and Culture Assessment
In their article, Narrowing the LREC Assessment Focus by Opening the Aperture, Robert Greene Sands and Pieter DeVisser kick-start the JCLIS Special Topics series with a look at the DoD’s language, regional expertise and culture (LREC) program and find there is a lack of a sufficient assessment mechanism to provide organizations critical understanding of their LREC capability. There is also a failure to provide a measure of performance useful to individual professional career development. Sands and DeVisser provide a critique of current DoD LREC policy and strategy and the lack of necessary guidance on assessment beyond language programs. Drawing on their collective experience, they propose an assessment model based on learning performance that is a more accurate reflection of LREC capability.
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Hope you enjoy the issue! We are always open to comments and suggestions.
Robert Greene Sands, Editor