The National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) is pleased to partner with The Globalist to launch a new program to promote global literacy. The program, “Global Connections,” will combine The Globalist’s online research and publication expertise with the NPCA’s expansive network of global educators, Global TeachNet.
Global Connections is designed to promote the global skills of high school students in the United States and to help them prepare for the globally competitive job market of the 21st century.
Global Connections provides teachers and students with access to informative, engaging and interactive features on the countries, issues and people shaping the global agenda. By exposing students to new ways of looking at the world and current events, Global Connections is an ideal supplement to traditional classroom materials.
The UPS Foundation has provided initial funding for the multi-year program. Starting this summer, the NPCA will recruit teachers and schools to use Global Connections’ materials in their classrooms. Over the course of the academic year, participating educators will begin to develop frameworks for infusing materials into high school classrooms and communities for broader dissemination around the United States.