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.
Educating and empowering global and active citizens to build more just and peaceful societies has been the mission of AFS Intercultural Programs for decades. Launched on World Refugee Day, this issue of Connect: Intercultural Insights for Global Citizens, the digital magazine of AFS Intercultural Programs, explores how intercultural learning works as a foundation of peace. When peace-building and humanitarian work call for conflict resolution, intercultural competence is required to develop culturally sensitive and appropriate solutions.
You can access the new issue of Connect: Intercultural Insights for GlobalCitizens here: medium.com/connect–intercultural–insights-for-global–citizensor check out our highlights below.
In this issue, read about:
Successfully Integrating Migrant Families Requires a Partnership Fueled by Respect, Empathy and a Solid Education Plan
To shed light on the most relevant aspects of migration today and explore the role global citizenship education can play in tackling the current refugee challenges, we interviewed Guglielmo Schinina, the Head of Mental Health, Psychosocial Response and Intercultural Communication Section at the International Organisation for Migration.
Bringing Refugees and Their Adopted Communities Together Through Intercultural Learning
For refugee students and the communities they are moving into, the classroom plays an important role in fostering integration. Essential to successful integration is intercultural understanding. These educational strategies and activities can help start all students on the pathway of learning to live together.
Create Empathy and Understanding for Refugees by Using Student Videos
This educational activity uses videos and discussions to young students understand basic notions related to education for peace, through the lens of migrants and refugees: their position around the world, reasons to migrate and the key formative role schools play. This activity help participants develop more empathy and improve their critical thinking skills.
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