Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader
Schools today face a crisis of relevancy.
Issues that people everywhere face – climate change, disease, hunger – require interdisciplinary solutions. Yet schools are still predominantly organised by single-subject courses and narrowly focused high-stakes tests.
By contrast, our students need to develop a range of academic, social and emotional competencies to solve issues that transcend national borders; live peacefully among neighbours in a culturally, politically, racially, ethnically and religiously diverse society; and thrive in a global knowledge-based economy. Youth and adults alike know this; it’s time for schools to catch up.
Global competence – the set of dispositions, knowledge and skills needed to live and work in a diverse, global society – helps educators balance social-emotional and academic learning goals. To that end, school leaders are critical for designing and scaling relevant global learning experiences for both students and teachers.
Becoming a globally competent school leader details how school leaders can implement change by aligning aspirational initiatives to existing ones, generating will across school stakeholders, wrangling resources and creating capacity.
This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with and influence what happens in that interconnected world.
|Publish date||2020-07-15 00:00:00|
|Key Learning Area||Cross-Curricular|