William Gaudelli, one of the GCC program’s founding architects, called for immediate action to broaden and strengthen global citizenship education in a panel discussion on May 20 in Seoul, South Korea. He was an invited panelist at the Second United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) Forum. Dr. Gaudelli is Chair of the Department of Arts and Humanities and Associate Professor of Social Studies and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, one of the GCC program’s founding partners.
“We are at a moment in time where we face the paradoxical capacity to destroy much of what the modern era has achieved. But we also have the chance — one that may not come again — to pivot towards a more just, sustainable and tolerant global society. I say ‘pivot’ intentionally here, since a subtle change, of course, will not be sufficient. We need dramatic changes in education, and we need them now.”
Dr. Gaudelli plays a leading role shaping the development of the GCC program and teaches Introduction to Global Competence, a core course in the program. Read more about his remarks and specific action steps to foster global citizenship education HERE.