Amy Craven

I really enjoyed reading ‘The Role of Global Citizens in Today’s World’. I felt that the writer made the complex information very accessible and easy to understand. I particularly resonated with the part about ‘Education as a means to kick start global citizenship. In the school I work in, we had an incident where parents believed that the school was being used to house immigrants over the holidays. This created a lot of tension in the community between parents, staff and students. We had many parents refusing to send their children into school and it was very uncomfortable for some of our students from other countries.  It made for some very difficult conversations and just further highlighted how important Development Education is. As mentioned in the article, I tried to highlight the history of emigration that existed for centuries in Ireland. I really wish I knew about the Development Education Teacher Handbook, as a guide for some other lessons.

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