Chapter 13 begins with two vignettes that offer different perspectives on global education. David Wagner’s global justice–oriented teaching illustrates how global social issues can be incorporated in meaningful ways across the curriculum, while the inspiring story of Craig Kielburger shows just what a student can accomplish when motivated to take real action.
The chapter next focuses on the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Board of Directors’ recent statement on global and international education and the recommendations therein. It answers questions about the why of global education and provides the learning expectations provided by the NCSS’s curriculum standards (2010).
The chapter offers suggestions for teacher preparation related to global education before offering closing thoughts.