The Globally Competent School by Dr. Helen Wright
A personal message from the author:
I am a passionate educator and former school leader who believes that one of the most important skills that our children and young people need for the future is to become globally competent. My mission is to share with schools and parents how to make this a reality, in every school, anywhere in the world.
We live in a global world – and learning to understand others, to value cultural and linguistic difference, and to find ways to communicate, work and live together, is essential now more than ever before. The world needs collective global solutions, and – perhaps even more importantly, as this book will explain – global competence enables young people to be truly and authentically themselves, because someone, somewhere, will need what they bring. When they develop global competence, they will be able to access the future they deserve.
This book sets out a clear and practical framework for schools to adopt in putting the development of global competence at the absolute heart of the school curriculum. It is easy to read, for teachers and leaders, and parents will find it stimulating too. Above all, it communicates the message that global competence can be developed – and it explains how, in clear, simple, inspiring steps.
— Dr. Helen Wright
In this short, to-the-point book, renowned international educationalist Dr Helen Wright explains why global competence is so important for schools now, and why it provides the answer to the problem of how to future-proof education. She sets out a very clear and practical framework for schools to adopt in putting the development of global competence at the absolute heart of the school curriculum, and – addressing teachers and school leaders directly – she presents a persuasive but forceful case for the re-orientation of the school curriculum to ensure that the quest for greater global competence underpins all their activity. Crucially, she explains exactly how schools can achieve this.Amazon