Raising Global Children [NOOK Book]

Overview

Today’s children need to develop a global mindset – an indispensable tool for success.

Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest in learning 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 – and to do so in a fun and entertaining way without spending a whole lot of money. Packed with practical information, ...
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Raising Global Children

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Overview

Today’s children need to develop a global mindset – an indispensable tool for success.

Together, as parents and educators, we must instill in our children an interest in learning 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 – and to do so in a fun and entertaining way without spending a whole lot of money. Packed with practical information, hundreds of tips and dozens of real-life stories, this combination parenting-educational advocacy book is the first of its kind to detail what raising global children means, why global awareness is important and how to develop a global mindset.

Inside the pages of RAISING GLOBAL CHILDREN, 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 learning a second language 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 to spread their own global wings
• Advocating for teaching global education in schools

Enthusiastically praised by parents and professionals alike, RAISING GLOBAL CHILDREN is filled with inspiring advice that will change the way you think about raising and educating children.

RAISING GLOBAL CHILDREN is published by The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), which is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. Find out more at www.actfl.org.
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Editorial Reviews

Former U.S. Ambassador and international business executive - Curtis Chin
In the increasingly interconnected and competitive world that our young people find themselves in, Stacie and Mike Berdan’s Raising Global Children is one sure fire way for today’s busy parents to help give their kids a step up and get ahead.
CEO Global Partners LLC and Principal Mission Measurement - Perry Yeatman
If you want your children to succeed in today’s world, the best head start you can give them is a global mindset. And the good news is, it’s not that hard to do. Just follow Stacie and Mike Berdan’s practical, thoughtful, and creative advice in Raising Global Children!
Senior Marketing Manager for Stericycle, Inc. - Jennifer Maniscalco
Raising Global Children gives parents the tools and resources for their children to embrace the globe and make positive changes in the world. I am proud to be a contributor to this newly published book.
President of DuPont Performance Polymers - Diane Gulyas
Raising Global Children is an essential guide for preparing our children for a successful future in a globally competitive and interconnected world, one that is far different than the world we grew up in.
President of entrePReneur Communications, LLC - Carolyn Tieger
Raising Global Children is a book for parents who know the world is changing and want their children to experience it, embrace it and benefit from it. It is a must have guide for bringing up globally aware kids.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148854111
  • Publisher: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Publication date: 11/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 727,458
  • File size: 695 KB

Meet the Author

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. Based on her work in more than 50 countries, she counsels companies on global issues, and speaks frequently on college campuses. www.stacieberdan.com

Marshall S. Berdan is a freelance travel writer who has been to more than 60 countries. He is a former high school English teacher and business journalist who has lived and worked in Stockholm and Hong Kong.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2013

    Getting kids to think outside of the "American box" is

    Getting kids to think outside of the "American box" is vitally important in this brave, new, globalized world in which America retains its importance, but isn't necessarily the center of the universe it once was. The authors examine the arguments for exposing kids to the world outside their immediate experience and give tons of practical advice on how to do it. This is a must read for parents who want to do well by their kids and prepare them for international success.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 4, 2014

    Raising Global Children is a must read for every parent who want

    Raising Global Children is a must read for every parent who wants to give their child that edge in the global business world today. This book is a well thought out and informative guide which everyone can learn from. I especially enjoyed the personal quotes’ from a number of people on how gaining a more international knowledge of the world changed their lives as well as enhanced their business careers. I found it very informative and to the point.  In brief, It's never to late to learn and grow. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2013

    Today's world is both far bigger and far smaller than the world

    Today's world is both far bigger and far smaller than the world I grew up in.  Bigger, because even little kids
    have heard of places like China and India and Brazil - and NOT as places which are poor, so kids should clean
    their plates in honor of the starving in.  Smaller, because now more than ever, what happens in Beijing or
    Brasilia is going to affect people growing up in Buffalo or Boise.  This book helps parents and teachers help the
    kids in their care grow up ready to meet and embrace the challenges of the big-little world they face.  I hope and
    believe that parents reading it will raise kids ready to be part of a positive re-engagement of America
    with the rest of our changing and growing world.

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