Are Children Being Taught to Be Globally-Minded Citizens?

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In a new article, CMRubinWorld puts teachers around the globe to the test on educating global citizens capable of taking on 21st century problems.

In a new article, CMRubinWorld puts teachers around the globe to the test on educating global citizens capable of taking on 21st century problems.

Populations continue to move freely across borders and continents, bringing greater ethnic and cultural diversity to every nation’s classrooms. Youth unemployment is growing as more jobs are automated. In an increasingly volatile world, communities are becoming more complex. So what are the key skills, behaviors and attitudes educators should focus on to help students succeed?

The Global Search for Education asked renowned classroom teachers from all over the world to share their perspectives and top tips for raising globally-minded young people. “We are no more an isolated identity rather we are a significant part of the global village,” says Rashmi Kathuria from India. We are connected politically, economically, environmentally, socially and culturally. “Projects between schools” to “build bridges” are critical because they make it possible for students and teachers to engage and learn from one another, says Maarit Rossi from Finland.

The Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. They have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 13 different countries that stretch across every populated continent on earth. These teachers empower and enrich the lives of young people from nearly every background imaginable.

“We just don’t know what the future holds,” says Craig Kemp from Singapore. We need to “let go of the traditional view of school as the place where knowledge is loaded into kids’ brains,” says Elisa Guerra from Mexico.

Read the full CMRubinWorld article here

The Top Global Teacher Bloggers is a monthly series where educators across the globe offer experienced yet unique takes on today’s most important topics. CMRubinWorld utilizes the platform to propagate the voices of the most indispensable people of our learning institutions, teachers.

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a celebrated trailblazer in the renaissance of the 21st century, and occupies a special place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today’s top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced over 500 interviews and articles discussing an expansive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done.

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