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The Global Ed Yellow Pages

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Readers can find many schools by content or by location by looking at the various sections in Part I of The Global Yellow Pages. For example, many business and economic, international education, and foreign language Title VI area studies centers provide in-service programs for schools in their geographic regions. In the Global and International education Section, the web sites for programs such as the California International Studies Project (CISP) actually list schools with which they are working. Likewise the various sites identified in the content areas (Arts, Civic Education, Environmental Education, Geography, Human Rights Education, Multicultural Education, Peace Education, Sustainability and Development Education, and Technology) can be contacted in order to identify actual school programs. Finally, there are a few State and Provincial Departments of Education that have active global and international education initiatives that can identify schools with which they are working.
 
What follows is a description of school networks, and schools that can be contacted for information about their programs. There are many, many other schools, departments, teaching teams and individual teachers who are doing fine work global education who are not listed in The Global Yellow Pages. It is hoped that, in the future, those people will send descriptions of their work to be added to the resource document. It should be noted that in many of the school programs described below, it is the work of an individual or a small group of teachers (and others) who make the difference.

+-Avenues

Avenues is an international school with over twenty campuses. It is not a collection of twenty schools pursuing different educational strategies, but one that is highly integrated as a learning community and headquartered in New York City.       

+-Asia Society International Studies Schools Network

The Asia Society has opened a network of 34 public schools that are developing globally competent, college-ready high school students. The network is designed to integrate international content across all major subject areas and provide world-languages to diverse low-income students. The web site lists and describes the schools involved in the network.

+-California International Studies Project

California International Studies Project leaders provide standards-based professional development in history and international studies to prepare students to live, work, and be informed, active citizens in a world where conditions, people, and distant events may have an impact on their own and others lives. There are CISP school networks throughout the state.

+-Global Schools Network

The Global Schools Network accelerates excellence in international education. Coordinated by VIF International Education, the diverse network of teachers, principals, partners and pioneers in education build a foundation for the future that gives all students the opportunity to in the international market place. The network now includes schools, districts and partners all over the world. 

+-High Tech High

High Tech High (HTH) began as a highly successful charter school in San Diego, where there now are three high school programs and a middle school program in operation. High Tech High is a small school serving an enrollment of approximately 450 students. At HTH schools, “high tech” does not necessarily mean specialization in technology. Some student may specialize in computer programming or related fields, but all students use technology to research, produce and present across disciplines. HTH has a diverse student population and a rigorous academic program including a Model UN program. The success of HTH in San Diego has led to the school receiving significant support to replicate the model. To assure quality, HTH has established High Tech High Communities, a charter management organization (CMO) that provides supports to HTH Schools. Within the CMO, HTH has eight schools under management within California as of September 2005 and plans to open an additional 2-3 schools annually.

+-International Baccalaureate Organization

International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is a recognized leader in the field of international education, encouraging students to be active learners, well-rounded individuals and engaged world citizens. There are three IB programmes: Primary Years Programme (3-12), Middle Years Programme (11-16), and Diploma Programme (16-19). There are 217 IB World Schools in Canada offering one or more of the three IB programmes. Twenty-one schools offer the Primary Years Programme, 117 schools offer the Middle Years Programme and 96 schools offer the Diploma Programme. There are 622 IB World Schools in the United States offering one or more of the three IB programs. Fifty-four schools offer the Primary Years Programme, 163 schools offer the Middle Years Programme and 479 schools offer the Diploma Programme. View descriptions of these schools at their US Country Index Page.

+-InterConnections 21

InterConnections 21 (IC 21) is the coordinating agency in the U.S. of UNESCO’s Associated Schools Project (ASPNET) which has approximately 7500 schools in 172 countries that are concerned with teaching and learning about world concerns and the role of the UN; human rights, democracy and tolerance; intercultural learning; and sustainability education. IC 21 coordinates the US chapter of ASPNET which at present has approximately 30 schools and is actively recruiting more schools. Contact IC 21 for information about participating schools and about joining this international network. To become an Associated School, a site must undertake a two-year project related to one of the following ASPNET priority themes: World concerns and the role of the UN system; human rights, democracy and tolerance, intercultural learning; environmental concerns.

+-Robert Muller Schools International

The first Robert Muller School was started in Arlington, Texas to implement the Robert Muller’s World Core Curriculum. This curriculum, focused mainly on the work of the UN, is described at this site. The site states that there is a network of Robert Muller Schools. However, they are not listed or described on the site. Persons interested in finding out more about this network should contact the site.

+-Round Square

Round Square is an international consortium of member schools in Europe, the U.S., Canada, Bermuda, Latin America, Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and Australia united by the common goal of preparing students to navigate across cultural barriers with confidence.

+-UNESCO Associated Schools Project

The UNESCO Associated Schools Project, founded in 1953, is a global network of 9566 educational institutions in 180 countries. Member institutions – ranging from pre-schools, primary, secondary, and vocational schools to teacher training institutions - work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development, and quality in educational practice.    
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