More than 3 million students in over 30 countries are forming connections through the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning program. Students in some Northern Ireland classrooms, for example, are connecting with their peers in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, where they are collaborating on projects and developing understanding of other cultures.
Students at a public-charter school in Georgia -- the first Japanese-English dual-language immersion school in the state -- are learning to be "global citizens," says Chenyi Zhang, assistant professor of early-childhood and elementary education at Georgia State University. Educators say the school will help prepare students to be successful in a global society.
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Educators can make the local-global connection more powerful for students by having them connect with local indigenous cultures, suggests Jennifer Klein, head of school of Gimnasio Los Caobos in Colombia. Klein shares how these real-life interactions can replace more common indigenous museum projects that can convey the idea that these cultures are extinct, Klein writes.
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Researchers found that nearly 20% of adolescents worldwide between ages 10 and 24 were overweight or obese in 2016, a 120% increase compared with 1990, but the number of those who smoked daily dropped by 20% during the same time period. The findings were published in The Lancet and showed that young women ages 15 to 24 were nearly three times more likely to be uneducated and unemployed than their male peers.
A University of Cambridge study finds that adults play a role in increasing math anxiety in children, and students experience more anxiety if presented with multiple teaching styles, Samantha Cole writes. The study also links a greater rate of anxiety to students with middle to high levels of math ability, Cole adds.
US colleges, universities and schools are using virtual-reality experiences to recruit students from other countries. Kevin Merges, executive director of Global Education Programs at Rutgers Preparatory School in Somerset, N.J., says VR can improve students' connection to a school by 40% to 70%.
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