Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum

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Developing the Global Dimension in the School Curriculum

This booklet was originally developed by DfES, DFID, DEA, QCA and the British Council and has now been revised by the same consortium.

It is aimed at primary and secondary headteachers, senior managers, governors, local education authorities, teachers (including trainee teachers) and early years practitioners, particularly those responsible for planning and implementing the school curriculum and training teachers.

It aims to show how the global dimension can be integrated into both the curriculum and the wider life of the school. It explains why the global dimension is important and outlines the benefits which it can bring to young people. It demonstrates how the global dimension is incorporated into the National Curriculum (including the Foundation Stage), and how it can enrich much of what already happens in schools, improving standards and increasing teachers’, children’s and young people’s motivation.

The booklet shows opportunities for building the global dimension into the Foundation Stage, all Key Stages and all subjects. Examples of practice are offered to illustrate how this can be done. Moreover, the booklet explores why the global dimension needs to permeate the wider life and ethos of schools and how this can be done.

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