Developing Tolerance is Imperative for Students to Flourish in a Diverse World, Say Top Global Teachers

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A new study by CMRubinWorld with Top Global Teachers reveals that finding the common ground is a critical global competence for all students.

Top Global Teachers have shared their unique perspectives with CMRubinWorld on how education can help students find a “common ground” as part of the important 21st century skills needed to flourish in a diverse world.

International migration has increased social and cultural diversity significantly. Fighting bias remains a local and global challenge. Students are facing a world infused with differences, where their tolerance and ability to cope with differences determine whether they can thrive in society. Children in the 21st century need to be able “to cross cultural boundaries, regardless of ethnic boundaries, race, age, geography or other boundaries,” says teacher Nam Ngo Thanh based in Vietnam. “An alternative rhetoric of ‘us’ is needed to build others as we grow and not at the expense of others,” notes Miriam Mason based in Sierra Leone. “A restorative approach strives to develop compliance with social norms and rules through internalization of responsibility for one’s action and a respect for the rights of other people,” says Maarit Rossi based in Finland.

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