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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 5/5

This last post in a series of global trends and global learning address both Vivian Stewart’s definition of global learning from her chapter “A Classroom as Wide as the World” in Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. The book was published … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 4/5

In the past three posts, I’ve discussed four global trends, as identified by Vivian Stewart in her chapter “A Classroom as Wide as the World” in Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21. Stewart’s argument is we teachers and educators need to … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 3/5

In her chapter “A Classroom as a Wide World” within Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21, Vivien Stewart separated global demographic trends but lumped global security and citizenship together. But in my mind, each is its own trend while being part … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 2/5

This is the second of five posts about chapter 6, “A Classroom as a Wide World” by Vivien Stewart, in Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ Curriculum 21. In the first post, I describe the context and purpose of these posts. I recommend … Continue reading

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Curriculum 21 Another Look: Global Trends & Global Learning 1/5

As I said in my last post, I recently read Curriculum 21 by Heidi Hayes Jacobs. The book hopes to spur teachers and education leaders and policy makers rethink how and what schools teach in order to prepare our students for … Continue reading

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The Dream of the Red Chamber #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

The Dream of the Red Chamber by Cao Xuequin, translated by David Hawkes Gist Reader’s Digest version of a post-modernist Chinese War and Peace shows beautiful fragments from the larger family epic: wanting more. Reading (and Recommended Reading Lists) The … Continue reading

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Griffin & Sabine #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

The Griffin & Sabine Trilogy Boxed Set: Griffin & Sabine/Sabine’s Notebook/The Golden Mean by Nick Bantock Gist Illustrated postcard correspondence reveals the developing relationship between two strangers, Griffin and Sabine; oceans – and maybe something else – separates them. The … Continue reading

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Things Fall Apart #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

Things Fall Apart (African Trilogy, Book 1) by Chinua Achebe  20 Word Gist Okonkwo distances himself from his father’s laziness, fills his life with yams, wives, and kola nuts: no room for compromise. The Reading The first time I read Things Fall … Continue reading

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A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah 20 Word Gist Bloody civil war in Sierra Leone takes hostages: childhoods. Flashbacks cut through jungle and drug haze; American haven isn’t nightmare-proof. Reading It wasn’t until refugees … Continue reading

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Kaffir Boy #SixtyBooks #Read16in16

Kaffir Boy: The True Story of a Black Youth’s Coming of Age in Apartheid South Africa by Mark Mathabane 20 Word Gist South African Apartheid: Mathabane escapes inhumane squalor. His mother, grandmother, education, tennis and luck arguably play equal roles in … Continue reading

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