Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

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"Globalisation, facilitated by the rapid development of new information and communication technologies, though representing a challenge for cultural diversity, creates the conditions for renewed dialogue among cultures and civilizations " (UNESCO, Universal Declaration of Cultural Diversity, adopted in the 31st session of the UNESCO General Conference, 2001.http://habitat.igc.org/open'gates/udcd.htm)

This issue of the Bulletin embraces the kind of dialogue suggested by UNESCO as authors consider the theme of international learning from varied perspectives. Focusing first on Delta Kappa Gammas connections to international learning, Daugherty provides a strong overview of Schools for Africa, the Society's international project, and explains how DKG members are transforming lives through education. Hoeflinger asserts the need to teach students to be global citizens, and Trummel suggests that educators can develop professionally by expanding their own global perspectives through formal and informal international partnerships.

Several authors provide readers with insights into learning in countries other than the United States. Laanemets, Kalemes-Ruubel, and Sepp share their research regarding Estonian students' perceptions of what makes a good teacher - and provide food for thought and for comparison. Demonstrating international collaboration for research, Raine, Linek, Szabo, Shutova, and Shutov consider the political and cultural influences on individual's perceptions of learning in Western Ukraine - but their insights can help readers understand those same influences in other countries. …

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