International Women´s Day: Interview With Leymah Gbowee

Javier Collado Ruano: Today, 8th March 2014, International Women´s Day, we have a special guess with us: Ms. Leymah Gbowee, President of Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET) and 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along Ms. Tawakel Karman and Ms. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Thank you very much to attend us and to share your time and some […]

And the Walls Come Folding Down: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Building Awareness, Balance, and Connection in Ourselves, Our Schools, in Our Communities, and in Our World

Karen Melaas Curriculum/Teacher Leadership Development in Oxford, Michigan, USA kwmelaas@comcast.net / http://kwmelaas.wix.com/plant-karma . Abstract: The twenty-first century offers educators an extraordinary opportunity to employ constructivist teaching and learning. The current era allows us, perhaps more than ever before, to honor the core individuality of every learner. There is one idea within constructivism that some have come to […]

Remembering Martin Luther King and Commiting to Follow the Dream

15th January marks the birth date of Dr. Martin Luther King, beloved by many around the world, and especially in the USA by all peoples, and especially by Americans- USA people of African descent. 16th January marks the anniversary of the signing of the Peace Accords, that put an end to the armed struggle in […]

“Montana Educator and Entrepreneur Awaraded 2013 Purpose Prize Fellowship”

Peter Rosten (406) 370-3745 (ph.) peter@mediarts.org  . Encore.org announced that Peter Rosten, from Darby, MT, is a national 2013 Purpose Prize fellow. The Purpose Prize honors Americans 60 and older and is the nation’s only large-scale investment award for senior social entrepreneurs and creative problem solvers. Rosten received the fellowship because of his work as […]

International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

www.iisd.org   The International Institute for Sustainable Development is a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development. Since it was first articulated in the Brundtland Commission’s Our Common Future in 1987, sustainable development has never been superseded by a more compelling or universally-acceptable expression of humanity’s shared goals. At its simplest level, any form of […]

Carta abierta del Sr. Adolfo Pérez Esquivel al Presidente de los EE.UU. de Norteamérica Barack Hussein Obama

Escucha el clamor de los pueblos! La situación en Siria es preocupante y una vez más los EE.UU., erigiéndose en gendarme del mundo, pretende invadir Siria en nombre de la “Libertad” y los “derechos humanos”. Tu predecesor George W. Bush  en su locura mesiánica supo instrumentalizar el fundamentalismo religioso para llevar a cabo las guerras en Afganistán e Irak. Cuando […]

Human Collaboration the Peoples Revolution of a Global Learning Framework

Richard Close CEO-Servant, The Chrysalis Campaign. As a senior consultant, Richard has developed programs for different companies, including poverty curriculum development in Bridgeport, CT and the development of a UNESCO PPN African portal. e-mail: rclose@richardclose.info web: http://globallearningframework.ning.com  . Abstract: “While traditional classrooms wade through indexed text books chapter by chapter in order to pass Friday’s test, […]

Face to Face: Global Understanding Through Personal and Virtual Contact

Judith Beth Cohen Professor, School of Education, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA. Jcohen@lesley.edu . Abstract: Based on travel-study experiences in Ghana, Peru, South Africa and other sites, Cohen discusses the positive effects of short-term travel study immersion for students and faculty. Citing research studies that explore global attitudes of participants after such travel, Cohen makes a […]

Global Learning Academy: Wish List

Rubina Ali Chariperson at Global Learning Academy globallearning999@gmail.com  /  www.globallearningacademy.org . Lets see where it all began. I was living in USA(25 years) with my daughter and son and had no clue on how tough life is in the third world. As I went through the divorce and lost the luxury of having family, events, […]

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

  Organisational History The fundamental building block for CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation was the 1991 decision of a group of civil society leaders from across the world to reinforce and support the virtual expansion of citizen participation in every region of the globe. This 20-member group, serving as a steering committee for translating […]

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