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Monday, December 08, 2008

Developing International Scholars in Our Schools

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I’m glad to say that my daughter attends an International Baccalaureate school which works to “develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect,” according to the International Baccalaureate Organization.

In a country, such as ours, which is becoming more and more culturally diverse everyday (thank God), we need such programs to prepare our children for the changing nation and world developing before us.

IB instruction, which many times includes a Character Education component, nurtures students' curiosity about the world and instills in them positive expression and attitudes. The IB Attitude for December is EMPATHY. This is defined as “Imaginatively projecting yourself into another’s situation, in order to understand his/her thoughts, reasoning, and emotions. Caring for and showing concern for the well being of others.”

Let’s all make an oath to practice this attitude, not just for December, but for life –- what do you say?

The International Baccalaureate Organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and rigorous assessment.

These programs encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So you believe in world government or sovereignty of your country? This is how the UN hopes to take over by starting with your children. It is treasonous.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

Hmmmm....
I don't know how you go from an educational program that teaches children the worth of other cultures, societies, thoughts, and languages, to world government and treason.
I'm really a bit confused and not sure what you're saying.

Anonymous said...

Watch out world, here they come! Full of knowledge and insight about other people ... what a concept. I like it.

Alicia Michele Benjamin said...

I'm definitely looking forward to the future! "A Change gon' come!"