Raising Global IQ - Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet
Raising Global IQ: Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet
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Copyright Date Ed: 02/12/2013
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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 this groundbreaking roadmap for improving middle and upper school students' global literacy, veteran educator Carl Hobert extends the idea of multiple intelligences to include global intelligence. A student's global intelligence quotient, or GIQ, is measured by levels of foreign language and cultural proficiency, technology and media savvy, participation in meaningful service learning, and a deep awareness of global conflicts—and how to prevent them more effectively. In the increasingly interdependent world that our students and children will inherit, creative problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration will be the keys to success. Schools and parents have a responsibility, Hobert argues, to provide our young people with the skills that will allow them to thrive as global citizens in the twenty-first century.
To this end, Hobert draws on his nearly thirty years of teaching, developing curricula, and leading conflict-resolution workshops to offer classroom-tested, teacher-friendly approaches to help improve our children's GIQ. He focuses on five main areas in which GIQ can be integrated into curricula: offering foreign languages—including Chinese and Arabic—in earlier grades, using technology in the classroom to cross borders fluidly and seamlessly, engaging students in innovative conflict-resolution role-play exercises, weaving service learning into the fabric of instruction, and expanding international exchange programs. In each case, he includes practical examples and advice for realistically implementing these strategies.
Cognizant that each school has its unique challenges, Hobert highlights opportunities to engage with other cultures and practice what he calls "a new form of preventive diplomacy," both abroad and in students' own communities. These transformative experiences enliven students' imaginations, awaken their moral reasoning, and impart lifelong social and civic skills, preparing them for a successful future as compassionate global citizens.
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Review Kirkus Reviews - November 15, 2012
"A persuasive call for updating educational standards to meet the challenge of globalization."
"A brilliant, original, engaging, and hugely important book!"
—Edward M. Hallowell, author of Driven to Distraction
"Across the political spectrum and around the world, people are touting the importance of global education. In this book, Carl Hobert puts forth a thoughtful description of an education that is suited for our times."
—Howard Gardner, author of Multiple Intelligences and Five Minds for the Future
"In our rapidly globalizing world, it is crucial that we prepare our students to be global-minded, whether by expanding access to world languages, integrating twenty-first-century technology into the curriculum, or promoting the importance of serving others in the community and around the world. Developing students' global IQ is more than an aspiration-it is a necessity."
—Carol Johnson, superintendent, Boston Public Schools
"Carl Hobert offers reasoned and informed proposals to address one of the most vexing and important problems of our time. Why do Americans in general know so little about other countries and other cultures? How can we design our teaching and learning environment to better prepare students to live in an increasingly inter-connected and competitive world? This is an important book for anyone who cares about-and fears for-our future."
—Steve Bosworth, Dean of the Tufts Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Former-Ambassador to South Korea, the Philippines and Tunisia, Special Envoy to North Korea
"Raising Global IQ is a powerful statement of not merely the conditions of contemporary American education, but an insightful and thoughtful proposal for educational transformation. At the same time personal and theoretical, reflective and analytical, this volume places Carl Hobert in the forefront of American educators, and quite possibly as the person to draw up a genuinely inspiring blueprint for schooling in the 21st century."
—Tom Cottle, professor, Boston University