“We need students who are knowledgeable about the world and who have an understanding of how other cultures work and how other people think.”
Tony Evers, Ph.D., Wisconsin State Superintendent
“And if we as leaders in American public education can’t be aware of the importance of intercultural relations and intercultural knowledge, we are failing our students.”
Miles Turner, Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators
“Global competence is the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance. Globally competent individuals are aware, curious, and interested in learning about the world and how it works.
Wisconsin's First Global Youth Summit
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Read the official press release for the Youth Summit here.
- Summit lets teens have say on internationalizing education.
- Wisconsin high school students address 'global citizenship.'
- What students want in their schools, communities.
- Discussion Guide #1: What makes someone a global citizen?
- Discussion Guide #2: How can your school community become more 'global?'
What does global education look like in our schools?
- For an integrated approach to global education, see
Boix Mansilla,Veronica, and Anthony Jackson. 2011. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. New York, NY: Asia Society and Council of Chief State School Officers.
- For practical examples of excellent global education programs in Wisconsin schools, watch Global Wisconsin, the new online video series and website that provides school administrators, school board members, teachers and students with Wisconsin-based international education resources.
- Read the Global Wisconsin Blog for an ongoing discussion on global education in our schools.
How can school districts build global education programs?
- Planning for global competence in school districts: A rubric developed by the Asia Society.
- How to get funding for global competence education in schools. Download the guide developed by the Asia Society in cooperation with The Finance Project.
Other possible areas of interest:
- Wisconsin’s international partnerships with China, Germany, France, Japan, and Thailand.
- Visa and immigration information for international students.
- Model School Policy on International Student Exchange (Council on Standards for International Educational Travel)
Information on world language programs is available on a separate website.