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Global Competence Resources

In this section, the resources are listed based on their relevance to the dimensions of global competence presented in the publication, Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World, developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the EdStep Initiative and the Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning. The authors of the publication define global competence as “the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.” The resources are intended for individuals to use, with the global competence lens, while sharing the importance of respecting others’ names and identities with others. Through engaging in the My Name, My Identity Campaign, educators could integrate these four dimensions of global competence when designing learning experiences to prepare their students to be globally competent. To learn more, please click on each tab.

Global Competence framework provided by the Center for Global Education, Asia Society

Investigate the World

Students investigate the world beyond their immediate environment.

Recognize Perspectives

Students recognize their own and others’ perspectives.

Communicate Ideas

Students communicate their ideas effectively with diverse audiences.

Take Action

Students translate their ideas into appropriate actions to improve conditions.


California Department of Education. (2014). The English language arts/English language development (ELA/ELD) framework. Sacramento, CA: Author.

Mansilla, Veronica B., and Anthony Jackson. 2011. Educating for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World. The Asia Society.