Kevin Barry

I enjoyed reading ‘The Role of Global Citizens in Today’s World’ as it highlights the importance of solidarity and to appreciate how different cultures are woven together today. Development education and social justice are becoming more and more relevant in Ireland today and this in turn needs to be taught to children in the classroom. The school I teach in has children with many different backgrounds and it is vital that they all are included in everyday school life. Teaching these topics to children will help them to understand how no matter where they are from or their background, they all have the same rights and responsibilities.

It is vital that us, as teachers, buy into teaching development education as to give the children a better understanding. If a child sees how important it is to a teacher, they will feed off that and begin to see how vital is it to have inclusion in the classroom.

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