Students are learning math and reading, but do they know how to get along with others around the world?
It’s called “cultural competence” - a facility with different languages, an understanding of climate and geography, and familiarity with global financial markets. And according to the Connecticut World Affairs Council, it’s what our students lack. A “global context.”
Those who share this view say covering science, technology, engineering, and math - is great, but it isn’t enough.