7 Shocking Statistics Illustrating the Importance of Global Education

Technology has changed the world’s landscape.

“In a 21st century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there’s an Internet connection … a child born in Dallas is now competing with a child in New Delhi.” — President Barack Obama

As teachers, educators and mentors, we need to prepare students for a world where borders between continents are blurred, where companies will be formed over the Internet and where learning about other cultures in classrooms will be as ubiquitous as learning to read.

To illustrate the urgency of teaching global education in your classroom, we have gathered seven statistics that just might surprise you:

Let’s Change These Statistics Together

“I think engaging students with the world around them is oftentimes left out of the classroom,” said Participate Senior Research Associate Julie Keane, Ph.D. Keane illustrates that global education should no longer be seen as an add-on to school curriculums. Instead, it should be easily integrated into core curriculums by creating interdisciplinary programs.

For more ideas on how to incorporate more global education in to your classroom you might be interested in these other resources:



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