The Global Education Coalition is a network of NYC-based organizations whose primary objective is to support educators in the New York metropolitan area in creating globally competent youth for tomorrow's future.
A recent letter to the editor in the International New York Times suggested that globalization in the form of social media and technology advances is ubiquitous and represents “the world’s greatest hope for human improvement”. The author further provoked: How do we globalize wisely?
The first premise – that globalization is here – is one with which most AFSers would agree: With its development largely enabled by the internet, the world often feels smaller and smaller. Anyone with even modest access to modern technology can learn about current events, cultures and traditions from around the world. And, as a result, whether Gangnam Style, Frappuccinos or the latest smart phone model, we increasingly share common popular references across our daily lives.