Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet

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Beacon Press, Feb 12, 2013 - Education - 194 pages
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A groundbreaking roadmap for improving global literacy and conflict-resolution skills in middle and high schools across the United States
 
In Raising Global IQ, Carl Hobert calls on K–12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike to transform the educational system by giving students the tools they need to become responsible citizens in a shrinking, increasingly interdependent world. Drawing on his nearly thirty years teaching, developing curricula, and leading conflict-resolution workshops here and around the world, he offers creative, well-tested, and understandable pedagogical ideas to help improve our children’s GIQ— Global Intelligence Quotient. Cognizant of many U.S. schools’ limited budgets and time, Hobert advocates teaching foreign languages early in life, honing students’ conflict-resolution skills, providing creative-service learning opportunities, and offering cultural-exchange possibilities in students’ own communities, as well as nationally and abroad—all before they graduate from high school.
 

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Contents

Foreword
ONE The Argument for Starting with Romance
TWO Targeting
THREE Establish Learning Goals First Harness
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RolePlayfor Peace SEVEN Taking the Case StudyGlobal EIGHT Service Learning The PowerofExperiential
PART THREE Building The Global IQ Infrastructure
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Carl F. Hobert is a clinical instructor in the Boston University School of Education. He also heads the Axis of Hope Center for International Conflict Management and Prevention, a Boston-based nonprofit organization that offers conflict-resolution simulation workshops for both students and educators in middle and high schools around the world. In this capacity, he lectures worldwide and hosts workshops for students and educators. Hobert earned a master’s in law and diplomacy from the Tufts Fletcher School. He lives in Wayland, Massachusetts.

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