Global and Local Learning

  • An interconnected world requires global competence. — Tony Jackson
  • As children, we learn to never speak with strangers. As adults, we learn that engaging strangers in conversations is often informative and frequently influences the way we view the world. — Adam Gray
  • Engage individuals at a local level. — Sandra Henderson
  • Every child has an inalienable right to an educational opportunity. — David Bosso
  • Fourth graders need to think global and master digital. — Michael Levine
  • Global learning is more important today than ever and it’s importance will only continue to grow as our world is made smaller by technology, the relationship of economies, and how our remaining resources are doled out to competing groups. — Scott McKim
  • Global learning takes on greater significance as the world flattens. Nothing – and I mean nothing – occurs in isolation anymore. — Leslie Nicholas
  • Globalization creates new cognitive and skill demands on people, and therefore new educational opportunities for schools and teachers. — Fernando Reimers
  • I believe that global education is severely undervalued and under recognized in most public education systems. — Kellie Blair Hardt
  • In the global economy, the benchmark for educational success is no longer merely improvement by local or national standards, but the best performing education systems internationally. — Andreas Schleicher
  • Leaders must have vision and courage to prepare students as global learners. — Kyle Davie
  • Never underestimate the power of nature. — Thomas Pedersen
  • No school is an island. — Greg Whitby
  • Prior to traveling out of America, I understood that global learning was important and relevant in today’s society and educational system. After recently traveling to Brazil, I learned that it was much more than that. — Loryn Windwehen
  • The problem of educational inequality is universal. — Wendy Kopp
  • The way I see it, the government of the United States has for many decades assumed the role of “benevolent” overseer of all nations – a superpower above reproach. And the culture this instills in us (its citizens) has unfortunately been one of arrogance and superiority. — Robert Becker
  • We are all connected in a global web of interdependency. — Tony Jackson
  • We can create ever-accelerating global movements for educational equity. — Wendy Kopp
  • When students are given a global audience, they take more responsibility for quality. — Alan November