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Celebrating Our Largest Summer Institute to Date

Nourish International | Posted 08.29.2014 | Impact
Nourish International

Through workshops, mentoring and hands-on training, students learned how to earn money, partner with international communities, and run a successful Nourish Chapter on their campuses.

Malala's Inspiration

Robert Walker | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Robert Walker

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgChanging social norms is hard work, but changing age-old attitudes and behaviors in poor, remote areas is particularly difficult. While we are inspired by Malala and her dad, many in rural Pakistan still find the idea of empowering girls to be dangerous and repugnant.

What Adolescent Girls Around The World Can Teach Us

Yasmeen Hassan | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Yasmeen Hassan

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgGirls enabled to grow up to reach their full potential have the power to change the world for the better. Investing in girls and building their protective assets is one of the best investments we can make for a safer, more sustainable and peaceful world.

Water = A Key to Education for All

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.20.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

Quick, avoid the peacock! Watch out! Throw the boomerang! Grab that mango! Because Maya's community's water pump has broken down, she is forced to withdraw from school to fetch water for her family. But, with your help, "Phew," Maya has filled up her water bucket and is back in school.

Our Fathers, The Strident Feminists

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 08.20.2014 | TED Weekends
Kolleen Bouchane

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgForget about the biology of it for second (that was mom's job), my dad never let on that he thought there was a difference in when I could speak, how I could learn, what choices I should have or what I should be allowed to achieve and contribute with my life. My dad never questioned that I would grow up to be his equal, to be the equal of my brothers. To my dad, my value as an equal to boys and men was a basic truth.

1,000 Days

Ed Gragert | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Ed Gragert

For me, the most important significance of the number 1000 is the number of days in the period from the outset of a woman's pregnancy until her child's second birthday--a period that in large part shapes the future health, education and welfare of the child.

What Can You See Across a Border?

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

How can we see people across borders when we build higher and higher walls? How can we see people across borders from thousands of feet in the air?

Preparing Tomorrow's Global Education Teachers

Ed Gragert | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Ed Gragert

Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.

Where Are the Stories of Girls?

Pam Allyn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

This call to action rings as true today as it did over 70 years ago. The power lies with us, the people. Listening to stories, honoring them, and valuing the power of a young girl's voice cannot wait.

What Language Should I Learn?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Education
Amelia Friedman

Learning a language is a commitment. It takes years to become truly proficient, and even then there will be yet more to learn. (I'm still learning new words and cultural references in English, and I've been speaking it since I was in diapers.)

Let's Work Together to Get Every Child in School by the End of 2015

Gordon Brown | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Gordon Brown

While the world promised that by the end of next year every single child would be at school, the total figure for children who are being deprived not just of an education but of the oxygen of opportunity was 57 million last year.

The Global Attack On Schools... And How We Fight Back

Kolleen Bouchane | Posted 07.02.2014 | Impact
Kolleen Bouchane

It's outrage heaped upon outrage. As financial resources for education decline globally particularly in the poorest countries, the risks of not getting an education or attending a school that cannot be kept safe continue to escalate. So what should we do?

Women Who Inspire, And Surprise

Molly Melching | Posted 05.17.2014 | Impact
Molly Melching

Women like Marième surprise and inspire us all as they take new knowledge, share it with others and turn knowledge into action in their communities. The goal they have for their families resonates with all of us because it is a universal one -- to ensure that children are educated, safe, healthy and able to reach their full potential.

Read Aloud. Change the World.

Pam Allyn | Posted 05.03.2014 | Impact
Pam Allyn

Children who grow up as readers become engaged citizens of the global world, and every child deserves that right to read.

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 04.26.2014 | Travel
Marshall S. Berdan

The hulking outline of a 25-foot whale shark -- known here in the Philippines as a, literally, "gentle giant" -- could be discerned coming towards us through the luminescent water.

The Global Search for Education: What Germany Did

C. M. Rubin | Posted 04.26.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Germany's poor performance in the 2000 PISA test surprised and concerned the relevant stakeholders in that country. By 2012, scores in mathematics, reading and science were above the OECD average.

10 Tips for Raising a Global Child

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.12.2014 | Parents
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

In today's interconnected global world, one of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to prepare them to thrive in the new world marketplace. But what does that entail?

What If What We Studied Had Global Impact?

Matt Murrie | Posted 04.10.2014 | Impact
Matt Murrie

What if, in order to overcome the biggest problems we're facing, we need a two-pronged attack that places greater emphasis on interdisciplinary thought and experiential learning as opposed to rigid disciplines and lectures?

Global Education at Davos: Talking the Same Language

Vikas Pota | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Vikas Pota

Important to address is the mistrust between the public, private, and social sectors when it comes to education delivery. They literally do not speak the same language. The goodwill, confidence, and atmosphere required to have a mature and transparent dialogue do not exist.

The Best Way to Travel With Children

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.26.2014 | Parents
Marshall S. Berdan

Thanks to the Internet and the corresponding information superhighway, it is now possible for children of even moderate means to be able to travel the world, quickly, safely and from the comfort of their own homes, schools or public libraries.

Preparing Our Children for the Global Economy

Marshall S. Berdan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Education
Marshall S. Berdan

Given the fact that a complete overhaul of the K-12 education system isn't likely, parents have no choice but to step in and assume the responsibility for raising their global children.

Why I Had to Travel Halfway Across the Globe for University

Julian Tan | Posted 03.25.2014 | World
Julian Tan

Education in Malaysia needs reforming, race-based policies in Malaysia need reconsidering and people in power need to realize this. Because whilst we might be able to afford the loss of a few bright Malaysians from Malaysia, we cannot afford a continued exodus of them.

At the UNESCO Forum On Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change

Sofia Gomez-Doyle | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Sofia Gomez-Doyle

During a time of technological change, youth unemployment, rising university costs and civil conflict, we recognized the need for GCE, not only as a method of teaching in the classroom, but also as a mindset.

The Global Race for Online Learning: How Does America Compare?

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 02.17.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

The U.S. is the leader in online learning due in part to our widespread access to broadband Internet and how common it is in households and schools. Other nations are racing to catch up, though.

Malala Yousafzai's Toughest Battle?

Maria Rioumine | Posted 02.12.2014 | Education
Maria Rioumine

She has been accused of everything from being a 'western pawn' to her father's puppet, entirely undeserving of her international recognition. Yet, when she walks into the Oxford Union, she is met with an adoration usually reserved for a pop sensation, not a political activist.