Education Report Roundup

After-School Programs

March 05, 2007 1 min read

After-school programs with an international focus may help students in the United States prepare for the global market, a report concludes.

Based on a forum convened by the New York City-based Asia Society and the San Rafael, Calif.-based George Lucas Educational Foundation, the report details the importance of international awareness in students and provides recommendations for implementing globally focused after-school programs. Programs should teach students skills or attitudes such as sensitivity to foreign cultures, fluency in foreign languages, and an understanding of international trade, according to the report.

“Afterschool for the Global Age” is posted by InternationalEd.org.

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A version of this article appeared in the March 07, 2007 edition of Education Week