The DfES International Strategy, Putting the World into World-Class Education (DfES, 2004) includes the priority ‘To instil a strong global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people’.
Due to the importance of the Every Child Matters agenda for the learning experience of all children and young people, it was agreed that DEA should arrange a seminar, with the support of the DfES “to identify the relationship between the Global Dimension to Education and the DfES Every Child Matters agenda”. This seminar would be part of a longer term local, regional and national response to the interrelationship between the global dimension and Every Child Matters.
Invitees included key representatives from DfES, DFID, QCA, Ofsted, NCSL, TDA, SSAT, subject associations, local authorities, regional global dimension co-ordinators (Enabling Effective Support), local and community organisations, development NGOs and universities. This report outlines the background and structure of the seminar, includes presentations, lists key points arising and recommends next steps.
As well as the seminar report (downloadable below) please also download the accompanying Appendix D – Mapping the Global Dimension to the ECM Outcomes Framework (PDF file, 296 KB).