I have a little trouble with " teaching global competence", because "globalization" seems too political ( outsourcing?). Thus, the global skills listed in the Asian Society handbook look not very convincing to me. Even though I am a language teacher and involved with an exchange program with China for many years, I seldom consider myself a "global teacher". I would feel more comfortable with a term like " cultural awareness" or " world collaboration" or even " world peace". I think we can't teach " global competence", but we might be able to promote a world tolerance and a cultural respect if we can run a very successful diversity program in our school beyond national boundaries.
Upper School Chinese