The Life Vest Inside™ Kindness Curriculum: Understanding, Refining, Implementing and Growing in Kindness from Kindergarten through Fifth Grade

 Lydia Criss Mays  Ph.D. Georgia State University Department of Early Childhood Education e-mail: lcriss1@gsu.edu web: www.seebeautiful.com Abstract: In response to growing demands to provide more real-life experiences for children during the school day that are based on improving critical thinking and increasing awareness and use of lifeskills, Life Vest Inside™ (hereafter referred to as LVI) has […]

What is global education about?

 Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti,   Professor of Global Education  vanessa.andreotti@oulu.fi The letter below written by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, professor of global education at the University of Oulu, exemplifies the urgency for education to enlarge possibilities for thinking and relating to each other in complex, uncertain, plural and deeply unequal societies. Dear Mr. Obama, 44th President […]

No country of white men

. Marie Mainil  Director of the Student Peace Alliance at The Peace Alliance  marie@thepeacealliance.org .   Banner in the entrance of Obama 2012 HQ – Remember that scene in the movie Money Ball when cigar smoking, fairly aged white men made decisions out of smoke around the power table? That’s how elections used to be […]

Excuse Me, Can You Repeat That?

 Cathryn Cushner Edelstein  Scholar-In-Residence at Emerson College  Cathryn_Edelstein@emerson.edu The rules of communication are not universal – they are specific to particular cultures. International students who attend school in the U.S. often prepare for years by learning English. Often they have learned English from a non-native speaker who teaches with the use of a textbook, scripted dialogues […]

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