This week, WorldView continues our “Travel By the Book” series, following Stacie Berdan and her family as they travel through Morocco accompanied by the literary works of Shah, Maalouf and ben Jelloun.
Here are some good reads from around the globe that have caught our attention in the month of November.
To date, 35 state legislatures across the U.S. have created State Seals of Biliteracy, including Minnesota. Almost all others are in process or in early stages of development. The Seal is an honor that is earned by high school students who demonstrate mastery of a second (or third or fourth . . .) language. This week, Rita A. Oleksak walks us through the creation of Connecticut’s Seal of Biliteracy and shares the experiences of students who have earned it so far.
In recognition of International Education Week, we focus on the fact that many students are seeking global experiences in their college years. In this week’s post, Denison University President Adam Weinberg outlines the numerous ways to create a truly globalized campus to assist students in preparing for cross-cultural careers and responsible global citizenship.
Global citizens must engage with the political, cultural and social issues that transcend borders in our 21st Century society. Tomorrow, U.S. citizens have the opportunity, and the responsibility, to act on their beliefs and to vote. In honor of the occasion, we highlight Dan Hamilton’s recent opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle on the legacy of German Chanellor Angela Merkel. Dan Karl Hamilton is the dean of Waldsee, the German Language Village.