If you have a passion for international Education – this is your week.
November 12-16 is the International Education Week 2012. It is headed up by the US Deptartment of State and the US Deptartment of Education.
They will be highlighting the following questions: What are the advantages of placing the world’s challenges into a comparative framework? Does, and how does, global comparative education foster increased cross-cultural understanding, collaboration, and create a platform for interdisciplinary discussions and work? How can students get this type of education on their home campuses and/or abroad?
Semester at Sea will also be providing information on why they feel the value of international education is so important.I was so lucky to spend a semester on board this ship. I went when it is the ‘Year of the Child” and was fortunate to receive a scholarship.
Don’t miss the upcoming TEDxUCIrvine Salon, The Pursuit of a Global Perspective, it will include a discussion on new ways of thinking about culture, the value of learning from different parts of the world, and what we can do to peacefully exist within a global society. I am looking forward to hearing from Graham Michael Freeman, Cofounder of Nomads in Touch -
Daniel Wehrenfennig Ph.D, Executive Director of the Olive Tree Initiative - and
Dr. Les McCabe, President of Semester at Sea. am sure their talks will be on the internet. This is held Tuesday Nov. 13th.
Panel Discussion on Emotional Resilience in Third Culture Kids at the American Foreign Service Association headquarters, Washington, DC, April 2, 2012 with panelists Ruth Van Reken, Rebecca Oden, Julia Simens, and Rebecca Grappo speaking on why some kids thrive and others struggle in this globally nomadic lifestyle. YouTube video is one and a half hours long but you can skip the questions at the end of the video.
AFSA panel on Third Culture Kids in the Foreign Service
My Momâ€™s version: Check out 15:20
Second question is at 31:30
Final question is at 51:36