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Walk away walk away: no more globalization

February 8, 2019

Last year saw us almost paralyzed by a lack of interest in global studies in social studies frameworks and in the general political atmosphere.  We retreated, did not publish your Newsletter and were terribly discouraged.  Do we end our engagement with global studies? Do we shutter our website?  It seemed that no one wanted to learn about the rest of the world.

And then within days of each other I read three articles about globalization that helped me to recommit to the ‘cause’.

The thing is that frameworks and politicians lag the real world as these three articles show. Trade wars, immigration policy, closed borders aside, look at what kids are actually doing, how they are living their lives – playing games online with others from around the world, using devices with technologies sourced and transferred seamlessly across borders.  The flows of digital goods and services are under counted or even not accounted for when traditional politicians and economists refer to globalization. While we might be withdrawing from the rest of the world, other countries are moving ahead to join in trade networks, opening markets for each other’s goods and continue to work with each other. In many ways the benefits of technology driven globalization have been uneven with increasing income inequalities.  We need to make sure that our children can hold their own in this world.

Have a look at these recent articles:

Meet the New Agents of Globalization, BusinessWeek January 14, 2019

The Catch-22 for Globalization WSJ January 22, 2019

Globalization is Surviving Trump BusinessWeek January 21, 2019

Highlights of our August 2015 trip to India

September 29, 2015
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Teachers – travel with us to India

November 4, 2014

 

India: Immersion

 

India: Immersion is a three credit graduate course offered by Teach India Project through Cambridge College, Massachusetts. The course includes a travel study tour to India from August 2 to August 15, 2015.This is a wonderful opportunity to travel to India to visit schools, observe local teaching methodologies, stay with local families and visit cultural sites.

 

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Quick details Course Content and Design

The course has a blended format with online distance learning for Modules I and III and in-seat contact hours in Module II.

  • Module I: April 2015 to July 2015 – Pre-departure orientation, readings and preparation of anticipation guides.
  • Module II: August 2 to 15, 2015 – A 14 day visit to India with the Instructor.
  • Module III: August 16 to 30, 2015 – Post trip sessions to complete the Key Assignment and reflect on travel experiences, learning and impacts.

 

About the Travel Study Tour – Module II: A 14 day visit to India

  • Educators will visit schools in Chennai, Bangalore and nearby locations to observe the methodology that Bridge India Foundationuses to teach empathy and understanding to students.
  • Teachers will participate in home stays with host families in Chennai. At other locations the accommodation will be 3 star hotels.
  • The Instructor will travel with the group. There will be continuing interaction with the Instructor as well as group activities. The group will visit cultural and heritage sites.

 

The cost

  • The cost of the Course is $2400.  This amount includes tuition and the tour costs for accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tours and tour guide, local transportation and domestic rail travel, pre-tour information and Cambridge College course fee for 3 graduate credits.
  •  Airfares and visa fees are additional.  You also need to budget for personal expenses.

 

 

 

 

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