Empowering our students to change the world
What does global education look like for your students? What does it look like in your classroom or your school? Is it an annual celebration with an emphasis on food and music? Or do your students engage regularly and deeply with real world issues, communicating and collaborating with people whose perspectives may differ from their own?
For many students, global education remains at best, a sidebar to the regular curriculum. “In so many places, it’s an annual festival. Schools check the box and say, ‘OK, we’ve done global,’” says Fernando Reimers, professor of international education and the director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and the International Education Policy Program at Harvard University.