My new book has been published! Hot off the press, it is now on Amazon as both a paperback and a Kindle version – and my fervent hope is that it will inspire teachers and school leaders to place global competence at the heart of their schools.
I wrote the book as a follow on to my 2016 book, Powerful Schools: how schools can be drivers of social and global mobility, and it builds on my deep-held conviction that global competence (global mobility, in other words) holds the key to social mobility for our young people. I wanted to draw together all I have learned, and what I have seen starting to work in practice, and to make it as easy as possible for teachers and school leaders to make this difference really happen in their schools. It is not a blueprint – I am far too respectful of the unique circumstances of each school (and far too experienced!) to imagine that what works in one school can be directly imposed into another; this book will hopefully strike the balance between inspiring ideas and giving shape to operational reality, hence its designation as a manual.
I have also set up a dedicated website – to be found at www.globalcompetence.net – which lists a number of additional resources, and which will be regularly updated. I’ll be adding more elements to this soon, and am particularly keen to feature case studies of global competence learning and teaching in practice. I already have a few in my sights … watch this space!
Above all, I am passionate about helping to make a difference for our young people, and by enabling them to develop their global competence, we will all be doing this. So please do check in with the website and read the book (and if you are interested in a review copy, please contact me directly).
Onwards and upwards – and thank you so much for engaging!!