mondo.gif (2512 byte)GLOBAL EDUCATION


It is an educational movement found in many schools of the world. It involves:

  1. the study of problems and issues that cut across national boundaries, and the interconnectedness of the systems involved --- cultural, ecological, economic, political, and technological
  2. the cultivation of cross-cultural understanding, which includes the development of the skill of perspective-taking --- that is, being able to see life from someone else's point of view.

Global perspectives are important at every grade level, in every subject area, and for all children, youth and adults.

GLOBAL EDUCATION includes such curricular areas as environmental studies, intercultural education, peace and conflict studies, development education, human rights studies, and democracy education. However, it is more than any one of these and its scope includes consideration of how such areas relate to each other and how they cut across national boundaries.

GLOBAL EDUCATION goes beyond facts and information. It comprises skills, attitudes and values through thematic, integrated, and multidisciplinary curricula. It involves active learning and the use of modern techniques of teaching, including multimedia approaches.