The Circle of Courage® is a model of youth empowerment supported by contemporary research, the heritage of early youth work pioneers and Native philosophies of child care. The model is encompassed in four core values: belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity. The central theme of this model is that a set of shared values must exist in any community to create environments that ultimately benefit all.
Looking back, that vague of a start seems a bit sparse given the magnitude of our cross cultural initiative, but it also illustrates how projects tend to operate in the developing world. If your organization wants to do well across ...
From the website: "Barefoot College...Established in 1972, the Barefoot College is a non-government organisation that has been providing basic services and solutions to problems in rural communities, with the objective of making them self-sufficient and sustainable. These ‘Barefoot solutions’ can be broadly categorised into solar energy, water, education, health care, rural handicrafts, people’s action, communication, women’s empowerment and wasteland development."
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Seattle-Earth Charter (http//:www.earthcharterinaction.org) To see this in action, explore The Barefoot College in Tilonia, India. Hundreds of "illiterate women" build solar ovens/panels, become dentists/architects/nurses without formal Western-oriented training (no reading, no writing, no diplomas). Amazing. http://www.barefootcollege.org/
Mentioned in Carol Black's keynote in Global Education Conference 2011
From the website: "Nunavut-based director Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat The Fast Runner) and researcher and filmmaker Dr. Ian Mauro (Seeds of Change) have teamed up with Inuit communities to document their knowledge and experience regarding climate change. This new documentary, the world’s first Inuktitut language film on the topic, takes the viewer “on the land” with elders and hunters to explore the social and ecological impacts of a warming Arctic. This unforgettable film helps us to appreciate Inuit culture and expertise regarding environmental change and indigenous ways of adapting to it."
Yet as our organizations become more global and cross-cultural, little has been done to ensure training is conducted in a way that makes sense to the globally diverse workforce. With western dominance in the area of training ...
A parent in Marietta, Georgia, has lodged a complaint with his local school board about the inclusion of Hena Khan’s picture book Golden Domes and Silver Lanterns: A Muslim Book of Colors at his daughter’s Scholastic Book Fair on October 17.
From trips to Normandy beaches to language blogs, José Picardo explores the growing importance of offering students international experiences (Why students need a global awareness and understanding of other cultures
"The iEARN Collaboration Centre enables youth to learn with, rather than simply about, the world. Browse student produced media or join interactive curriculum-based groups in which students are creating, researching, sharing opinions, and becoming global citizens."
One of the most profound changes that occurs when modern schooling is introduced into traditional societies around the world is a radical shift in the locus of power and control over learning from children, families, and communities to ever more centralized systems of authority. While all cultures are different, in many non-modernized societies children enjoy wide latitude to learn by free play, interaction with other children of multiple ages, immersion in nature, and direct participation in adult work and activities. "
Mentioned in Carol Black's keynote in Global Education Conference 2011 ...from the website:"In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and..."
Through thirty-three years of learning with elementary and college students, I witnessed the power of global children's literature. So I will consider the bridge of understanding available through book conversations with global ...