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Consequences of learning from international resources begin with now you have seen that other countries are struggling and some are worse off than our own country. It is one thing to know that other countries are struggling but to actually research, see, and for some of us talk to someone makes it more of a reality. Although we worry about the struggles in our own country now as a professional you become more concerned for those children around the world.

Potential teachers could avoid the profession due to cutbacks, lack of support, and the fact that there are issues that negatively affect our ability to teach but we have to remember that the children are our future and they need us to guide them and make sure that they have the foundation to deal with our changing society. For some children we as professionals are their only hope for support, guidance, and nurturing. We our much more than just educators, these children become like family because we invest so much time, effort, love, and support into ensuring that they succeed.

Developing countries need the support of educators around the world. Support comes in many forms and although money and materials are a big part of what they need. They also need to be able to communicate with other educators and exchange ideas and advice to help support the children they are trying to educate. Developing professional contacts around the world is important to learning and supporting the children although it can prove to be difficult. I know this because I was unsuccessfully at developing a professional contact for this course but it does not mean I have given up. I will develop one and share my ideas, experiences, and insights when I do.

A goal for international awareness of issues and trends is to continue to follow the websites and countries that I have explored in my classes. A long-term goal is to eventually be able to visit and possible contribute to an international school. I hope to be able to make a difference for the better in the lives of children despite their circumstances. They all deserve the best care and education available to them.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Apr 23, 2012 @ 01:37:22

    Hey April. We did it again. You rock. See you in another class. Keep up the good work.


  2. Janice Rhodes
    May 02, 2012 @ 22:02:20

    Hi April,
    Just joined your blog


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