October 27, 2013

Book: Raising Global Children

From http://isgweb.actfl.org/ISGWeb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=RAISINGGLOBALCH

Raising Global Children
By Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and Marshall S. Berdan
Published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest to learn about the world early on. Raising Global Children provides the rationale and concrete steps you can take to open up the world to young people. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this comprehensive book has something for every parent and teacher. It is a combination parenting-advocacy book that is the first of its kind to detail why global awareness is important, what raising global children means, and how to develop a global mindset.

Raising global children doesn't have to cost much money, and it's for every family. The authors make a strong case for the importance of both small and big ways that adults can influence and shape the development of a global mindset in children, including:

 Encouraging curiosity, empathy, flexibility and independence
 Supporting foreign language learning as early as possible
 Exploring culture through books, food, music and friends
 Expanding a child's world through travel at home and abroad
 Helping teens hone their global mindedness
 Advocating for teaching global education in schools

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals, the down-to-earth, inspiring advice makes raising global children a fun and engaging experience for the whole family.

Visit the publisher's website at http://isgweb.actfl.org/ISGWeb/Purchase/ProductDetail.aspx?Product_code=RAISINGGLOBALCH

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