By Betsy Gunzelmann
We are in a country of large worldwide unrest with wars, acts of terrorism, genocide, epidemics and untold traditional mess ups. often times scholars are in danger because of security matters inside of their faculties, from extremist perspectives that discriminate opposed to acquiring schooling, from societal concerns that raise nervousness and melancholy, or even in particular situations from corruption in govt that hinder scholars from gaining access to education.
It is thru globally engaged schooling that we will study of each other, reach educational excellence, increase overseas relationships, overcome atrocities, and realize new potentials. A synergistic globally engaged schooling will permit for the operating jointly collaboratively, cooperatively and innovatively, whereas nonetheless respecting variety and humane ideologies.
via innovative interdisciplinary study from psychology, neuroscience, schooling, leaps within the technological parts, and listening heavily to the worldwide voices we will certainly make certain figuring out, peace and sustainability.
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Extra info for Global Voices and Global Visions: Education for Excellence, Understanding, Peace and Sustainability
THE TIME IS ALSO RIGHT The time is also right for global education because we are at a defining moment with technological development advancing at an astonishing rate. Microsoft founder Bill Gates also believes that education is the key to helping America renew its excellence and believes that it can have a worldwide impact (Gates, 2007). The global focus makes perfect sense in order to bring the education of Americans to a level of excellence and for others as well. Gates also talks about the current accessibility of technology and the expected gains over the next ten years, creating even more possibilities for a truly global education (Gates, 2007).
17). However, when used appropriately (and ethically) test results and linkages offer useful information that can help countries improve their educational system by understanding which areas need work, which regions need more skilled teachers, and so on. This sounds like a great idea on paper (and is when used correctly), but the reality can again be misleading due to the abuse of such statistics. When used correctly the information can be invaluable. STATISTICS ON POPULATION DISTRIBUTION AND CHANGE Another piece of the puzzle involves understanding the statistics on world population distribution and change that impact the education of children.
Of course none of this would have been possible without the team at Rowman & Littlefield. To Dr. Tom Koerner, I am most grateful for his continued support of my work and for his vision and understanding within the field. To team member, Carlie Wall, I am most honored to have had your support throughout this project and your magic with making the cover of this book shine. Also, Christopher Basso, has worked tirelessly with page proofs and bringing this work to fruition. So too, I must express my appreciation to my friends for their patience and interest in this work.
Global Voices and Global Visions: Education for Excellence, Understanding, Peace and Sustainability by Betsy Gunzelmann