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Cross Cultural Educational Workshop: Day 2 print story
July 04, 2012
Omprakash, United States
Day 2 of the Cross Cultural Education Workshop focused on topics related to schools. To start off the morning, The Academy for Global Citizenship demonstrated their school's unique approach to rebuilding education during their presentation, 'Growing Inquiring Minds'. Liz Wilson from SKIP spoke about 'Child Protection' and urged participants to develop procedures for identifying and managing situations of child abuse. Amara Stuehling, a graduate student in Indiana University's Department of Education, discussed 'Volunteer Cultural Preparation' and steps we can take to promote successful cross cultural interactions.
Small groups included 'The Good, Bad and Ugly of Volunteering', Story Literacy, Sports and Play, Conducting a Class, Yoga and Kids, and Give Something.
In the evening, many participants attended the optional viewing of the film, Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden by Carol Black, and engaged in a followup Skype conversation with the director. This film sparked lively debate within the group and led to thoughtful questions relevant to the conference theme: "Making Cross Cultural Interactions Mutually Beneficial and Mutually Educational".