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ERIC Number: EJ1002607
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1056-0300
Learning Global Citizenship: Students and Teachers in Belize and the U.S. Take Action Together
Fry, Sara; Griffin, Shari; Kirshner, Jean
Social Studies and the Young Learner, v25 n2 p23-27 Nov-Dec 2012
The Belize Education Project seeks to empower Belizean children and teachers by providing professional development for teachers, and books, school supplies and scholarships for students. According to the authors, involving their U.S. students not only helps sustain the initiative, it allows their students to make lasting connections with teachers and children in Belize; develop thoughtful, accurate understandings of the diverse world; and learn that they can make a difference. Their positive response has exceeded the authors' expectations and made it clear that children do indeed "look to you for which way to turn, to learn what to be." In this article, the authors provide an explanation of the Belize Education Project and the vital role their students have assumed in this organization as young global citizens who take action. (Contains 9 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belize