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Brookwood and FAWE established the reciprocal exchange program with the aims of developing cultural competence skills in the schools' communities. From its planning through the two-week teacher visits, the Educator Exchange program has established pathways of communication and connected students and teachers to one another all toward boosting experiential problem-solving for authentic common purposes.
For Brookwood, the Educator Exchange program is one piece of a dynamic look to the future.
"Brookwood’s recent, innovative Strategic Plan, Today. Tomorrow. Together, directs us to ‘take down the walls’ of the school by intensifying global education efforts,” says Head of School John Peterman. “At Brookwood we are acutely aware that we must prepare students for citizenship in a profoundly interconnected and fluid world. What happens in Louisiana, Japan, Syria, and South Sudan impacts us just as it does our global neighbors. We know that life in this century demands of our students new technology, language, and media literacies, and cultural competence skills. As we teach those, we deliberately encourage in our young people the qualities of flexibility, open-mindedness, and resilience.
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