ERIC Number: ED585753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Global Children
Berdan, Stacie Nevadomski; Berdan, Marshall S.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Together, as parents and educators, we "must" instill in our children an interest to learn about the world early on. "Raising Global Children" provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this comprehensive book has something for every parent and teacher. It is a combination parenting-advocacy book that is the first of its kind to detail why global awareness is important, what raising global children means, and how to develop a global mindset. Raising global children doesn't have to cost much money, and it's for every family. The authors make a strong case for the importance of both small and big ways that adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset in children, including: encouraging curiosity, empathy, flexibility and independence; supporting foreign language learning as early as possible; exploring culture through books, food, music and friends; expanding a child's world through travel at home and abroad; helping teens hone their global mindedness; and advocating for teaching global education in schools. Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals, the down-to-earth, inspiring advice makes raising global children a fun and engaging experience for the whole family.
Descriptors: Global Approach, Child Development, World Views, Empathy, Inquiry, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Consciousness Raising, Travel, Global Education, Family Involvement
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)