DEA’s Vision is of EDUCATION that encourages and enables all people to think critically and to aspire and work towards a more just and sustainable world.
The issues which you will be thinking about are very complex, for example, supporting pupils to challenge stereotypes and consider global interdependence and the root causes of poverty. There is support available.
Information follows about the DfES guidance booklet; the global dimension website of resources; and development education centres.
DEVELOPING THE GLOBAL DIMENSION IN THE SCHOOL CURRICULUM (DFES-1409-2005)
This booklet is recommended action from DfES, and shows how the global dimension can be integrated into both the curriculum and the wider life of schools. It has been published by a consortium of government bodies and NGOs: DFID, DfES, QCA, DEA and the British Council.
To order multiple free copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address, contact telephone number, and number of copies required. Alternatively, contact DFID’s public enquiry point, tel: 0845 300 4100. It is also available to download from http://publications.teachernet.gov.uk
GLOBAL DIMENSION WEBSITE
Global Dimension is a unique guide to educational resources that bring a global dimension to teaching. From climate change to poverty, water to fair trade, you can find resources for all age groups and subject areas. There are also case studies and information about local support, professional development and school speaker services.
DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION CENTRES
DECs are independent local centres that support teachers in learning about global and sustainable development issues and how to ‘think globally and act locally’. Many centres offer advice and support, a library service, training and in-school talks. You can find your nearest by visiting www.globaldimension.org.uk/localsupport
DIRECTORY OF TRAINERS AVAILABLE FROM AVIF