Patricia E. Barrett
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Why the need for global education/global competency in classrooms today?

Lucy has suggested that we develop an "elevator pitch" to persuade others as to the importance of global education/global competency. I'll start the ball rolling with why I believe education for global competency is important, and others can refine it.Today's most complex issues and realities (the globally interconnected economy and financial system; global ecological sustainability; global health; and global security) can no longer be compartmentalized or addressed in isolation. These domains…See More
Mar 11

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Title:
Founder, World P.E.A.S.
Location (City or Town):
USA, NJ, West Milford
About Me or Reason for Joining the GEC:
Am in the process of developing a comprehensive global awareness content suite. I seek involvement in a community of professionals interested in the development of curriculum and supplemental education materials for global awareness/global competency.
I am a:
other
Web Site (if applicable):
http://www.worldpeas.org
Global Education Projects Sponsored By You or That You're Involved In (if applicable):
A Tribute to our World in Postage Stamps
Languages Spoken:
English, French, Spanish
Favorite Education Resources:
Google Earth
Skype Name:
peasplease1
What brings me here is my passion for the world, and my desire to share it with learners everywhere. After a career in international business and finance and a stint as an international trade advocate, for the past 10 years I have been developing a “global awareness” content suite that is intended for learners (8-Adult) all over the world.

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Creating A Positive Future for the Planet--or "United We Stand With our Heads in the Sand"?



I believe that those of us who are deeply involved with the global education/global awareness movement are being challenged to create an important part of our own and our children's future. I am sometimes (frankly) discouraged in this effort in the face of apparently well-funded and persistent "international education" and "climate change" detractors and deniers, whose motto might as well be "United We Stand--With Our Heads in the Sand." I came across the…

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Posted on September 25, 2011 at 11:30am

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