The Global Teacher

  • Douglas Bourn


Education has been one of the areas where there has been most engagement with the theme of global skills. Many of the definitions of the term and that of 21st Century Skills are focused primarily on influencing the school system. Bourn reviews the general debates on skills to be a teacher. He then identifies the specific features of development and global education that are particularly relevant for skills development of teachers. Initiatives are reviewed within the initial training and continuing professional development of teachers in North America, Europe and Australia. Finally, the chapter looks specifically at examples of projects and initiatives that have are focused on the global skills development of teachers including Oxfam and the Global Learning Programme in the UK and World Savvy and Asia Society in United States.


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  • Douglas Bourn
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  1. 1.Development Education Research CentreUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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