Saturday, October 3, 2015

Global Education

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Why is Global Education so important?

 Part of The Northwood Program's mission is to remove borders by facilitating Global Experiences to create world?ready "Global Citizens".
We provide our participants the "Experience" to:
  • Achieve outstanding college readiness
  • Excel in today’s dynamic "Global Economy"
  • Learn about a wide variety of Global Cultures

Policy makers are not alone in recognizing the importance of improving the global literacy of American students. Americans at large - including those who sit on alumni, advisory, and professional educational boards - have named international education as a key to preparing their children for success in the global age:
  • “90% believe it is ‘important’ or ‘very important’ to prepare future generations of Americans for a global society;
  • “92% agree that knowledge of other languages will give future generations a competitive advantage in career opportunities;
  • 94% feel it is important for future generations to have knowledge of other countries and cultures.”
Excerpted from American Public: International Education is Key to Preparing Next Generation” (NAFSA), January 2006
“With some notable exceptions, our public schools are doing a woeful job of teaching students about the world outside America's borders... These trends have serious consequences. In the 21st century, young people who understand the dynamics of global economic and intercultural relations will have a distinct advantage in securing good jobs.

“In today’s world, the status quo is tantamount to a kind of educational isolationism. That is unacceptable... [we must] foster teaching excellence in international education, and create a new cadre of highly qualified teachers who understand the international dimensions of their subjects... teachers must be qualified to prepare young people for the opportunities and challenges of globalization.”

- Excerpted from Michael H. Levine (Progressive Policy Institute)
    Putting the World into Our Classrooms: A New Vision for 31st century Education,2005