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The Globally Competent Teaching Continuum (GCTC)

February 3, 2015 | 7:20 pm
Global Teacher Education works primarily with teacher education faculty in institutions of higher education to support our mission of developing the next generation of globally competent educators. Without teachers, however, our work is irrelevant, so we have provided this page as a resource to teachers who work to provide their students with a global perspective. Please also search our reference desk and reference section for additional resources and articles.Have a resource to share?  Contact us or upload it to the website (this requires registration).Resources for Global EducatorsAsia Society Partnership for Global LearningAsia Society PGL offers myriad resources for educators, including performance outcomes and rubrics for integrating global competence into most subject areas and a comprehensive set of resources including lesson plans, essays, reports and books. Their report, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing our Youth to Engage in the World, makes a strong case for... read more
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August 11, 2014 | 3:41 pm
by Ariel Tichnor-WagnerThe Global Education Toolkit for Elementary LearnersHoma Sabet Tavangar and Becky Mladic-Morales.Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, 2014.BSN 978-1-4833-4418-8. $25.95229 pagesFor elementary school teachers who want to do something global in their classroom but don’t know where to begin, The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners is a practical place to start. Homa Sabet Tavangar, author of Growing Up Global, teams up with Becky Mladic-Morales, founder of KidWorldCitizen, to provide an easy-to-use guide for educators and parents who want to create global learning experiences for elementary school-aged children.  The teacher-friendly book is jam-packed with ideas and resources, many of which you can link to directly through the book’s companion website that is accessible with purchase of the book. Drawing upon the authors’ experiences as educators, writers, presenters, and parents in multicultural families, the well-researched book fills an important gap in the... read more
February 18, 2013 | 7:07 am
Ask anyone what young people need to be successful in an increasingly interdependent world, and the answers are likely to be all over the proverbial map. Educators and policymakers alike have recently focused considerable attention on math and science, but that is not the concern here. This article uses the term “global competence” to describe a body of knowledge about world regions, cultures, and global issues (regardless of discipline), and the skills and dispositions to engage responsibly and effectively in a global environment.  There may be differences of emphasis; however, many educators agree that a globally competent student has:(1) Knowledge of and curiosity about the world’s history, geography, cultures, environmental and economic systems, and current international issues(2) Language and cross-cultural skills to communicate effectively with people from other countries, understand multiple perspectives, and use primary sources from around the globe(3) A commitment to ethical... read more