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Global Education

By Practical Homeschooling Staff
Printed in Practical Homeschooling #99, 2011.

Three short articles reveal the trend toward one-world education

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Global Education, Part 1

This October in Bahrain, Global Education gets more serious. “The Education Project aims to identify practical solutions [for global education] and gain commitment from educational professionals to put them in place.” [Emphasis ours]

The Education Project will seek to promote top-down international education standards by:

  • “Showcasing case studies of innovation and success with a focus on projects that have already succeeded in one area and have been successfully adapted for another”
  • “Matching potential donors with projects seeking funding to enable real outcomes”
  • “Outlining a global plan for improving education with clear actions and deliverables”

According to Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa, The Crown Prince of Bahrain, “The key aim of The Education Project is that delegates leave equipped with the information and insights, and more importantly, with the commitments, partnerships and backing they need to enable them to make real changes.”

Do you have “an interest in developing new models and standards in education”? Or just a healthy fear of the same? Either way, you can find out more at www.educationprojectbahrain.org.

Global Education, Part 2: Qatar Reaches Out to the USA

Remember the W.I.S.E. Summit sponsored by the wealthy Muslim leader of Qatar? As we reported in issue #91, over 1,000 bigwigs from 120 countries attended. Its goal was to launch a really serious international education movement that most attendees likely hope will eventually dictate curriculum worldwide.

Now there’s Qatar Foundation International, a “private U.S. foundation” which aims to “build a network of global citizens who communicate effectively and work together to find solutions to pressing global problems.” Its website at www.qfi.org showcases how they are bringing “the West and the Middle East closer.”

Global Education, Part 3: Big Money

The first WISE Prize Laureate will be handed $500,000 at WISE 2011 in November in Qatar. Question: If the Qatar leaders are willing to spend a half million each year on this prize, how much are they and their Arab League friends (as acknowledged on their website) willing to spend on their international education objectives? They’re already broadcasting their educational agenda “16 times a week to all continents in 10 languages,” among other things. Find out more at wiseprizeforeducation.org.


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