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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Global Education

Explore education in other parts of the world, and learn how U.S. students connect with students and ideas from beyond their own borders.

Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

Education Everywhere: School Success Stories from Abroad

Edutopia's video series Education Everywhere profiles innovative school systems all around the world. Here you'll find links to the videos and additional resources for learning about education systems in various countries.

Pen Pals in the 21st Century

While many consider the pen pal to be an analog-age artifact, this very human form of communication is alive and well in the classroom -- and relevant to curriculum.

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Personalized Learning at Chile's San Luis Beltrán School
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It's Personal: Chile's San Luis Beltrán School

Students become responsible for their learning by setting their own pace at a school that educates parents as well as children.

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Child's Play: Japan's Groundbreaking Child-Development Web Site

When the conformist Land of the Rising Sun forges ahead in education innovation, we'd better pay attention.

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Go Global Online 2008: More Resources on Educating the Children of the World

More feature articles and video documentaries on the international-education scene.

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Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School
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Canadian Kaleidoscope: Brookfield High School

At a multicultural high school in Ottawa, technology opens new worlds for the diverse student population.

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Global Education On a Dime: A Low-Cost Way to Connect

Resources to help teachers create international collaboration projects on a small budget.

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High School Education Takes on a Global Dimension
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High School Education Takes On a Global Dimension

New doors open as these students learn an international perspective reinforced by four years of language study, global videoconferences, and travel abroad.

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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village
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Learning to Care: A Night in the Global Village

In Perryville, Arkansas, Heifer International re-creates communities from developing countries so kids can experience firsthand how to survive in substandard living conditions.

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Environmental Education Through Environmental Action

Explorer, social entrepreneur and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau suggests that, with young people already aware of the environmental crisis, the next step is youth-driven environmental action.

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Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: A Journey of Inquiry

Blogger Joe Mazza with members of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education kick off their tour of three schools in Helsinki, Finland and reflect on what they learn.

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The UnCollege Movement

Educational futurist Dale J. Stephens redefines "dropping out" as the new model for taking control of your own education.

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Innovative Education: A Look at Training Teachers in Kenya

Learn about Dignitas, a non-profit program that aims to empower communities in Kenya by offering training and resources to its educators in an effort to build on the strengths they already have.

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Unlocking Silent Histories: Critical and Creative Expression for Indigenous Youth

Guest blogger Donna DeGennaro, director and founder of Unlocking Silent Histories, describes the experience of introducing indigenous youth in Guatemala to the art of documentary filmmaking and watching them find their voices.

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Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: A Wealth of Resources for Connected Educators

Blogger Joe Mazza, on behalf of the US and Finnish educators participating in Penn-Finn Learnings 2013, shares the resources yielded by a global edchat live from the University of Helsinki.

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Penn-Finn Learnings 2013: Setting the Stage for a Global Conversation

Blogger Joe Mazza, on behalf of the US and Finnish educators participating in Penn-Finn Learnings 2013, sets the stage for a global edchat live from the University of Helsinki.

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