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By Jack Campbell (auth.), Jack Campbell, Nick Baikaloff, Colin Power (eds.)

This booklet is the end result of a world research undertaken on behalf of the area schooling Fellowship (WEF) in collaboration with UNESCO. It starts with an research of the perspectives of best thinkers from 36 nations in regards to the kind of international group had to confirm a relaxed and sustainable destiny, and the attributes that teaching programs have to increase in newcomers to advance their specific potentials and to be in charge participants of a "diverse and stressed international community." the second one half the ebook makes a speciality of the curriculum and pedagogical implications of the WEF learn, together with simple schooling, schooling for sustainable improvement, values schooling, clash answer and peace, and instructing global electorate.

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I hope that greater efforts will be done to provide especially young people with opportunities to visit and stay in other cultures, and encourage them to participate in societal, cultural and educational activities and structures, to develop understanding and empathy for other cultures and for cultural differences as such. (Denmark—youth participant) If human beings are to survive and prosper in a peaceful, safe global environment, ‘world citizens’ should have a larger presence and acquire recognition on a broad basis.

Let many minds and many points of view find their own harmony seeking to regenerate what Mahatma Gandhi once described as ‘the conscience of the world’. As is cited in Reg-Vida: ‘Meet together, talk together/May your minds comprehend alike/Common be your action and achievement/Common be your thoughts and intentions. Common be the wishes of your hearts/So there may be union among you’. (India) What is the most effective means for achieving positive globalisation that brings about desirable futures?

It is here that the comment of Brian Hill (1992) is taken on board: . . the health of society depends on the development of flexible, multi-competent and satisfied individuals, not merely cogs for the social machine . . The development of the human individual is the hub of the enterprise. A warped self will warp all other levels of interaction and subvert the goals of social reformers. An Australian participant outlined some of the challenges facing individuals as they seek to live exemplary lives and create better worlds for themselves and others: Sectarian civil wars persist with ghastly ferocity even as we ‘celebrate’ the end of the super power cold war.

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