Developing Competencies for Global Engagement: American Fourth Graders to Taiwan

Terry K. Smith (Radford University, USA)
Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 20
EISBN13: 9781522562139|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3462-4.ch001
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Abstract

This case study tells the story of a teacher who developed and integrated global projects in an elementary classroom, established connections with other teachers around the world, and worked with a university initiative to partner with a school in Taiwan. Going beyond connecting on the internet, this case study shows how leveraging a global project relationship led to international travel experiences for a group of elementary students from a low-socioeconomic environment. Experiences within the Taiwanese culture and student reactions to those experiences are provided. Educators are invited to use the processes, ideas, and methods from this case study to begin their own journey into global education.
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