Rationale: Why Global Knowledge and Skills are Critical
The ability to know, understand and relate to people from other cultures and with different points of view are essential skills that build toward global competency.
In an increasingly diverse and complex world, it is essential that children have the opportunity to build the life skills required to be literate and responsible global citizens. The Around The World program is a multifaceted project designed to spark curiosity, imagination and interest by introducing global issues and content and encouraging shared moments of discovery with families. The program strives to help prepare children to consider interpersonal communication about things that address locally specific, intercultural and global values. These values include stewardship of our world, health, education, social justice and peace.
At Stepping Stones Museum for Children, we believe in the power of bringing together young people, with all due regard for the now globalized world of new possibilities, for intercultural collaboration and understanding.