Study of Globalization

The page below is ARCHIVED information related to a past initiative of Global Source Education, the parent organization of EduCulture. Though these are not current projects of EduCulture, we feel there are valuable resources and information for educational purposes.

Global Citizenship and Education

The Study of Globalization aims to enhance knowledge, understanding and analysis of the role of globalization in the modern world and its effect on our lives. Through professional and curricular development, this project has help bring alive important contemporary global and local issues surrounding globalization, from the WTO in Seattle to the making of sneakers and coffee.

Professional Development

Lessons Learned From The WTO Experience
A Special Workshop for Teachers
University Preparatory Academy, 8000 25th Ave. NE., Seattle
Saturday, December 9, 2000, 8:30am-12:30pm

Session 1:
“What do we need to teach our students about the global questions raised by the WTO experience?” Listen to multiple perspectives in our community on how to approach this issue in the world of education, with:
– Ray Waldmann, Co-Chair, Seattle WTO Host Org.
– Juan Bocanegra, Labor & Employment Law Office
– David Batker, Asia-Pacific Environmental Exchange
– Dr. Barbara Parker, Seattle U. Albers School of Business

Session 2:
“Civic Participation: Helping Students Choose”, with:
– Joe Szwaya, Teacher at Nova High School, former candidate for U.S. Congress
– Dr. Tao Kwan-Gett, International Public Health Activist

Session 3: 
“Connections to the Classroom” a roundtable discussion by grade level facilitated by master teachers, with:
– Kim Bush, Social Studies Teacher, Jackson High School, Everett
– Katherine Finks, 6th Grade Teacher, The Overlake School, Redmond

Globalization and Social Responsibility: Bridging the Real World and the Classroom
Global Source’s first Teacher Institute on the study of Globalization in Secondary Education.

July 24 – July 28, 2000
Globalization and Social Responsibility:
Bridging the Real World and the Classroom
Antioch University, Seattle, WA

For Educators, Principals and Curriculum Directors in Secondary Education
-Dialogue with Scholars, Experts & Practitioners in Business, Labor, Government, Civil Society & the Arts
-Develop a deeper understanding of the forces of globalization, & where those forces may lead
-Explore questions of how “development” can be defined, how social & environmental sustainability can be achieved, & how economic & political freedoms can be encouraged
-Shape a Curriculum
-Share & Learn with Fellow Educators
– Help prepare students for the future, when they become the next generation voters, workers, employers & citizen activists in the 21st century

Institute Themes
– Understanding Globalization and Understanding Social Responsibility
– Globalization, Social Responsibility and the Media
– The WTO, Free Trade and Fair Trade: Looking Back, Looking Ahead
– Who is Making Your Sneakers: Opportunity or Exploitation?
– Child Labor: The Rights of the Child in the 21st Century
– Globalization, Social Responsibility and the Environment
– Coffee: Connecting Local and Global Economies
– Intellectual Property Rights and Human Rights $ Interventionism: International Responsibility in a Global Society
– Socially Responsible Investment to Selective Purchasing: Local responses to Global Issues
– World Music as a Vehicle for Engaging in Global Issues: A Day at the WOMAD Festival
– Student Participation: A New Civics in the Age of Globalization

Program Itinerary (Abridged):
Monday, July 24th Antioch University, Seattle
Social Responsibility and Corporate Social Responsibility
Presenter: Father Joe Lamar, Assistant Treasurer, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
The Meanings of Globalization
Presenter: Dr. Barbara Parker, Professor Albers School of Business and Economics Seattle University
Global Education in a Globalized World
Presenter: Dr. Fred Mednick, Director Teachers Without Borders

Tuesday, July 25th Antioch University, Seattle
Curricular Theme:
Issues Surrounding the World Trade Organization Lessons from the WTO in Seattle: A Look Back and a Look Ahead
Presenters: Barbara Hazzard, Director of Public Programs Washington Council on International Trade
Presenters: Tyree Scott, Director Northwest Labor and Employment Law Office
Media Literacy on Issues of Globalization and Social Responsibility
Presenters: Sarah van Gelder, Editor Yes Magazine; Bruce Ramsey, Writer and Member of the Editorial Board Seattle Times

Wednesday, July 26th Antioch University, Seattle
Curricular Theme:
Sources and Structures for Social Responsibility (Corporate, Government, and NGO)
Presenters: Sue Mecklenberg, Director Environmental and Community Affairs StarbucksCoffee; Karen Gorder, Owner Kalani Organica Coffees and Teas; Rep. Velma Veloria, Representative, 11th District, Washington State House of Representatives, Co-Chair Economic Development, Housing & Trade Committee; Betsy Apple, Director Womens Project, EarthRights International
Selective Contracting Laws and the Case of the Massachusetts Burma Law 
Presenter: Larry Dohrs, Director of Public Education, Free Burma Coalition

Friday, July 28th Antioch University, Seattle
Curricular Theme:
Causes for Hope Ethical Investment, Socially Responsible Investment and Shareholder Activism
Presenter: Bruce Herbert, President Thompson-Herbert Company
Micro Lending as a Sustainable Strategy for Poverty Reduction 
Presenter: Howard Brady, CPA Global Partnerships
New Technologies and Strategies in Promoting Health Across Borders 
Presenter: Pedro Riverola, Director The Max Foundation
Cross-Cultural Experiences Through Music: An Intro to the WOMAD World Music Festival Presenter: Michael Shrieve, veteran percussionist


Teaching Globalization across Boundaries: Considering a New Civics

Global Source’s second Teacher Institute on the Study of Globalization and Social Responsibility.  Seattle, WA. July 23-27, 2001

The Trade and Human Rights Project at Global Source presents:
Teaching Globalization across Boundaries: Considering a New Civics 
The Second Annual Teacher Institute for Secondary Educators

A five-day Institute for K-12 educators to focus on teaching globalization issues across disciplines.

Explore the study of Globalization and social responsibility through a variety of educational perspectives and curricular themes, and share and learn with fellow educators from around the country.
Join master teachers, business and community leaders, and members of civil society to address issues surrounding globalization, from corporate accountability to human rights education. Then discuss how to transfer those critical debates into the classroom.
The Institute will equip educators with the tools to integrate globalization issues into curriculum across academic disciplines, from the arts and humanities to health and math classes. Teaching practices explored during the Institute will focus on engaging communities of color, including children of immigrants and refugee populations.

This course is for K-12 educators including teachers of Social Studies, Math, ESL, Language Arts, Humanities, as well as school administrators, librarians, and members of the public who are interested in shaping how globalization issues are transferred to the classroom. Daily sessions: Seattle University School of Law, Seattle, WA. Additional sessions will be held at the Richard Hugo House, the Independent Media Center, The Seattle Times, and Madrona Park

Institute Schedule, Themes and Presenters:

Monday, July 23: Globalization 101
Introduction to Globalization
Dr. Barbara Parker, Seattle University Albers School of Business and Economics, author of Globalization and Business Practice
International Trade and the Global Economy: Examining the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) 
Lois Canright, United for a Fair Economy
John Engber, Office of Senator Patty Murray
The Fair Trade Alternative
Guadelupe Gamboa, United Farm Workers of Washington State
Jeremy Simer, Transfair USA
What is a Global Educator? 
Dr. Fred Mednick, Teachers without Borders
Dr. Ed Mikel, Antioch University Seattle, Graduate School of Education
Sheila Hyde, 8th grade teacher, The Evergreen School, Shoreline, WA

Tuesday, July 24: Teaching Globalization across Academic Disciplines
Public Health and Inequality
Meredith Fort and Dr. Jean-Rene Mbassi, University of Washington School of Public Health
Noam Gundel, University of Washington College of Education and Science Teacher, Roosevelt H.S.
Exploring Globalization Issues through Drama and Fine Arts 
Dr. Ratna Roy, Department of Fine Arts, Evergreen State College
Lauren Kaushansky, K-12 Drama Specialist
The Writer as Witness: A Workshop for the Language Arts Classroom 
Karen Connelly, Writer and Activist
Optional evening session at the Richard Hugo House to attend The Writer as Witness, a reading by Canadian poet Karen Connelly from her latest book, The Border Surrounds Us

Wednesday, July 25: Teaching Globalization from a Human Rights Perspective
Human Rights Education in the United States 
Lisa Sock, Amnesty International USA
Dr. Bruce Kochis, UW Human Rights Education and Resources Network (invited)
Non-Governmental Organizations & International Human Rights 
Betsy Apple, Women’s Rights Project, EarthRights International
Film Screening: “Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh”
Dialog on Peace and Human Rights Education
Larry Dohrs, Global Source Education
Leslie Smith and Dave Foege, Antioch University Seattle, Graduate School of Education

Thursday, July 26: Teaching Media Literacy in a Globalized World
Tour of Seattle Times with Paula Bock, Writer, Pacific Northwest Magazine and Steve Dunphy, International Business Columnist, Seattle Times
Tour of the Seattle Independent Media Center (IMC)
Discussion with Daniel Hannah, Independent Media Center and Susan Gleason, Spinwire New Media Development *Plus hands-on training in the Media Lab
Independent Research at the Seattle University Library
Develop a strategy for teaching about globalization, identify focus topics, hold informal conversations with representatives from local resource centers such as the Community Coalition of Environmental Justice (CCEJ), Seattle Peace Center and Ustawi (invited participants)

Friday, July 27: Globalization and Social Responsibility
Socially Responsible Investment and the Changing World of Corporate Accountability
John Runkel, Cutter & Buck
Bruce Herbert, Newground Investment Services
Changing Lives through Microlending
Peter Rose, Washington CASH
Group Debrief and Program Assessment, Brainstorming Session on Classroom Implementation and Building Educator Networks
Closing Celebration at Madrona Park including a presentation by Slow Food Seattle Convivium: The Globalization of Food


Who is Making Your Sneakers? A Trade and Human Rights Case Study
A workshop for Washington State in the Global Economy, a Summer Institute for educators presented by the Washington Council on International Trade, July 1999, Seattle, WA

Curricular Development
The Project has developed curricular, reference, and resource materials for the study of Globalization

Approaching WTO Education
A curriculum guide developed in 1999 for teaching and learning about the WTO in Seattle, with lessons and resources that are still revelant today. Global Source consulted on the project and developed two lessons, including on multiple perspectives of free and fair trade (Grades 6-12). These lessons were featured and reviewed in an article on “Teaching About the WTO” in the Spring 2000 issue of Rethinking Schools.

“The curriculum delivers multiple viewpoints on the WTO and includes varied and engaging lesson plans. The information is presented in a way that students can easily sort out and is done quite fairly.”

Who is Making your Sneakers?
A Case Study on Trade, Human Rights and the Individual: Social Responsibility and the Consumer.
A lesson plan developed by Global Source. Using the production of sneakers by Nike, Inc. as a model, the lesson introduces students to the debate and dialogue over “Free Trade” versus “Fair Trade” and the balance between economic opportunity and economic exploitation on the world stage.

The Project has developed and compiled Source Materials on the following curriculur areas:

WTO (World Trade Organization)
The Purpose of Work
Corporate Responsibility
Labor Issues
Environmental Issues
Media Literacy
Countries in Conflict
Peacemakers/Peace Studies
Human Rights Education