Global Education

"A Classroom as Wide as the World"

What Is Global Education?

interdisciplinary approach to learning that aids students in functioning successfully in a world that is interconnected and multicultural.

Michelle Obama promotes global education during speech at Stanford Center at Peking University

Change our Curriculum

  • teaching about other cultures
  • environments that value diversity
  • hire teachers with global understanding
  • develop local, national and international partnerships
  • importance of foreign language courses
  • exchange programs


According to our text, there are three elements of global education:

-Knowledge of world regions, cultures, economies, and global issues

-Skills to communicate in other languages, to work in cross-curricular teams, to access information from different sources around the world

-Values of respect for other cultures and disposition to engage responsibly as an actor in the global context.

What state and federal level changes need to occur?


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Myers, J. P. (2016). Charting a democratic course for global citizenship education: Research directions and current challenges. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 24(55), 1-16.

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