The Global Search for Education: On the Road to 2030 Our Planet Made a Plan
Oct05

The Global Search for Education: On the Road to 2030 Our Planet Made a Plan

“The SDGs are a shared vision of humanity – they are the missing (vision) piece of our globalisation puzzle!” — Thomas Gass In September 2015, 193 countries signed up to support the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals for our planet and the people that live on it. The all-encompassing plan included promises to end poverty, feed everyone, create stability and peace, provide quality education and protect the future of our world. Every...

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The Global Search for Education: Let’s Talk About Racism
Oct02

The Global Search for Education: Let’s Talk About Racism

H. Richard Milner is a professor, noted researcher and expert on race in education at the University of Pittsburgh. Milner believes that “education is the key to addressing inequity and racism in society” and if we are not “working in education to combat racism, we are complicit in maintaining inequity and the status quo.” Are teachers prepared and willing to take this on? Milner notes that teachers “can struggle with tools to advance...

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Around the World in 30 Days: September 2017
Sep30

Around the World in 30 Days: September 2017

Poverty, Social Justice, Jobsolesence and how to get thinking back in classrooms were the themes that intrigued us this month. Our Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. They have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 16 different countries that stretch across every populated...

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The Global Search For Education: Social Justice Learning in the Age of Globalization
Sep27

The Global Search For Education: Social Justice Learning in the Age of Globalization

“The ability to learn deeply is perhaps the best legacy we can leave to our younger generations, so that they have a fighting chance to survive, save humanity, and sustain life in the planet.” — Santiago Rincon-Gallardo Globalization has increased our interconnectedness and interdependence on each other. With technological advancements continuing to change our world and daily lives, the need for more focus on the socioeconomic,...

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The Global Search for Education: Poverty – What Would Teachers Do?
Sep24

The Global Search for Education: Poverty – What Would Teachers Do?

Ending poverty is our choice. All we need is fortitude; the will to say this will not happen in my community on my watch. The world is making some progress to end extreme poverty but there is still so much more that needs to be done. One of the most stunning statistics you will find on this global epidemic is that children account for nearly half of the world’s extreme poor. Even in the world’s richest countries, 1 in 4 children live...

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The Global Search for Education: First of Its Kind Global Refugee Study Highlights a Gap Between Policy and Practice
Apr07

The Global Search for Education: First of Its Kind Global Refugee Study Highlights a Gap Between Policy and Practice

“The divide between ‘refugees welcome’ and ‘refugees not welcome’ seems to be a global phenomenon in which refugees are viewed as outsiders and the public education system is understood as primarily serving national citizens.” — Elizabeth Buckner In a new global study of urban refugee education, researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University have revealed a gap between policy and practice. “Even in countries with strong national...

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