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ERIC Number: EJ868706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1253
Those Who Know, Teach
Nutt, Samantha
Education Canada, v49 n4 p64-66 Fall 2009
If people really want to make a difference in the lives of those living with war or poverty, globally, the single most important thing that they can do is to support education. This support is not limited to initiatives that promote education at the primary and secondary levels in developing countries, but is also directed at Canadian students of all ages so that they, too, can be globally engaged and involved. The challenge, then, is in knowing which kind of educational programs have the greatest impact--both on Canadian students and on students in the developing world. The only way to be certain that children will have a sustainable future through education in the developing world is to fully involve local communities at all stages. All of War Child Canada's school rehabilitation and teacher training programs rely on local labour and on the full participation of communities, as well as local government and civil society groups. But the success of initiatives such as these is not limited to what happens at the field level; it is also wholly dependent upon the kind of global education that teachers impart to Canadian students. Certain fundamental principles that can and must be adhered to in order to ensure that younger generations of Canadians are fully engaged in and informed about global issues are discussed. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Congo