My mission is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues.
I would like to visit and observe different types of schools that have proven records of success, wherever those schools may be. I would like to meet with school directors and administrators, government officials, leaders in the business world, and others who are responsible for implementing education systems or otherwise connected to education to learn more about how education is being addressed in their communities.
If you know of any remarkable schools in other parts of the world (especially special needs schools), please let me know about them. If you know of any education experts who are engaged in remarkable work in this field, please introduce me to them.
Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas regarding the above. Read more about my mission here.
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Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Mission: Education-Related World Travel
I’ve had opportunities to travel recently, which have opened my eyes in new ways and left me wondering, What if I could travel to other countries with the purpose of learning more about foreign education systems? I’ve always had a passion for travel and education. What if I could combine the two interests?
A recent business conference that I attended helped shape these ideas. One of the themes of the conference was how to turn ideas into reality. My idea is to explore how other countries around the world are dealing with education and special education issues. I’d like to see different successful schools, wherever they may be, up close. I’d like to sit down with directors and administrators. I’d like to speak with government officials who keep a pulse on the education affairs of their communities. I want to learn more about education around the globe through speaking with locals, seeing the schools, and shaking hands with the people responsible for implementing the systems.
I believe this endeavor will be worthwhile for my long-term understanding about what education is, what it could be, and what it should be. I think it has the potential to stretch my notion of education advocacy. I believe it could open doors in the future, whatever those doors may be.
Like any big idea, this one needs a support system. I don’t think I can accomplish it alone. Paolo Coelho once wrote, “when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” I invite you to help me with this mission. If you know of any outstanding (public or private) special needs schools in other parts of the world, I’d love to hear about them. If you know any education experts from around the world, I’d love to be introduced to them. If this mission succeeds, I believe I will gain tremendous insight and become a more competent education attorney. Please do not hesitate to share your thoughts or ideas about this topic. Thank you!!