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November 06, 2014

Student Solutions to Significant Global Problems

How is society going to address pressing global issues? Hear how some students are making a difference.

October 10, 2014

Growing Global: Reflections on 10 Years in the Field

The Global Learning blog is beginning a series, starting today, to reflect on the state of global competence and the growth we have seen over the years in programs and policies that promote it. This is what we will endeavor to do over the course of the next nine weeks in this blog—look at where we are and from where we have come, how we have grown, and the challenges we still face.

September 03, 2014

Tools for Measuring Global Competence in Future Teachers

Today Caitlin Haugen, Executive Director, Global Teacher Education, tackles the difficult question of how to measure global competence in pre-service teachers and highlights tools that can be of assistance.

July 24, 2014

Smart Diplomacy: People-to-People Exchange

Asia Society's work in China which includes creating opportunities for American students to learn Chinese, connecting them with peers in China, and convening individuals and institutions in education, business, policy, and the arts, contributes to a larger U.S.-China diplomatic effort—what Jeff Wang calls "smart diplomacy." However, Jeff points out a growing mutual distrust between our countries and the importance of education in overcoming it.

May 16, 2014

Don't Believe These Five Myths About China

Kevin Rudd, senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School and former prime minister of Australia, on the danger of mutual misperceptions between powers such as China and the United States. Rudd cautioned against five commonly held myths about China, including the difficulty of learning Chinese.

May 08, 2014

Global Writing Communities

Participating in an online, global writing community not only helps all students improve their written work but also enables them to collaborate on a global scale. Students exchange ideas, cultural perspectives, and learn to communicate with peers from around the world. These are the 21st century skills in action.

April 30, 2014

Maintaining Strong International Partnerships: Five Lessons

How one North Carolina school nurtured a partnership with a school in China that eventually allowed 100 American educators to travel to China.

April 25, 2014

Establishing Strong International Partnerships: Five Lessons

How one North Carolina school established a partnership with a school in China--and advice for others looking to do the same.

March 28, 2014

Is Travel Necessary?

Can one be globally competent without leaving the country? We explore this question.

March 01, 2014

Myths and Realities of International Field Experiences

It is time to debunk the myths around student teaching abroad, perpetuated by colleges of education. I often meet with teacher educators who express an interest in providing overseas student teaching opportunities, but find the barriers too great. As I listen to these challenges, I have started to see a pattern emerging of commonly cited barriers—most of which are viewed as impossible to overcome. Not so. I have done research on international student teaching in the United States in order to get a better grasp on the availability of these programs and a better sense of how they operate. I learned that many of the commonly perceived challenges are, in fact, overcome in institutions all over the country.

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