Global Education: How Simple Can It Be?
By The Editors
I like to think of global education as the education perspective expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:
“Educating shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.” (Article 26, United Nations, General Conference, San Francisco, December 10, 1948)
I like and strongly agree with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights perspective on education. In this day and time as the world become more and more of a melting pot I believe that global education is a very easy concept to grasp. We can start by reaching out to children within their schools and learning environments, especially students of less diverse communities, and try to stimulate their curiosity for the study of different cultures. Then we can explain the different issues that people in other countries are faced with everyday and promote the idea that even as students their actions can have an impact on the global society. Lastly, if we all begin to educate ourselves of the global nature of our society and think more with a global mindset, global education can be a incredibly simple task.