Education for Global Citizenship

In an increasingly interconnected world, it is necessary that our students see themselves as people that are equipped to participate and create change in the world. Oxfam states that a more transformative vision of education is necessary. One in which “education is a framework to equip learners for critical and active engagement with the challenges and opportunities of life in a fast-changing and interdependent world. It is transformative, developing the knowledge and understanding, skills, values and attitudes that learners need both to participate fully in a globalized society and economy, and to secure a more just, secure and sustainable world than the one they have inherited.”

Michelle Obama expresses this far more eloquently.


About Me

I'm Rupa Kanakaraj and I live in Chicago. I'm a science teacher at Prosser Career Academy. Prosser is a High School in the Chicago Public School System. It has the International Baccalaureate Diploma and Career Certificate Programs as well as a Careers to Education program. If you would like to get in touch you can email me at

How to use the guide

Study: This provides tools to see what digital resources are available at Prosser, and additional web-tools that can be accessed from school. This page also gives additional information about the framework for Global Education, how to incorporate it into various subjects as well as assessment tools.

Teach: This page gives information about globally focused learning opportunities both for teachers and students, information about resources and organizations in the Chicago area that are available and an example of a unit plan incorporating global standards. An explanation of how global standards reinforce the new Common Core standards are also given.

Travel: The travel page is a blog of my journeys since this April, along with my research question which is comparison of how the aspirations and priorities of our students compare with their peers in Senegal.



This website is not an official U.S. Department of State website. The views and/or information presented are the fellow's own and do not necessarily represent the Teachers for Global Classrooms program, IREX, or the U.S. Department of State.