Dept. of State Website

Statement by US Secretary of Education - Arne Duncan


IEW 2010 Schedule



E.F. Schumacher states in 'Small is Beautiful: Economics as if people mattered'  -- "[Civilizations need] wealth, education, research and many other things, but what is most needed today is a revision of the ends, which these means are meant to serve. And this implies, above all else, the development of a life-style that accords to material things their proper, legitimate place, which is secondary and not primary."

International Education Week 2010

Source: US Dept. of State

"International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States."

NOVEMBER 15-19, 2010 -  with various event locations around the WCU Campus

What you may wish to consider in regards to a sustainable future?**

  • A global vision with a sense of responsibility for the whole system
  • A long-term vision with a sense of responsibility for future generations
  • A greater understanding of the need for environmental sustainability
  • A duty of care for each other and the community
  • Agility and the capacity to change direction in response to new criteria
  • An inclusive consciousness based on trust rather than fear
  • The capacity to inspire by example and by virtue of values alignment
  • Emotional literacy leading to humility, and minimal ego needs
  • A willingness to admit mistakes and not to blame mistakes on others
  • A commitment to the personal development of self and others


    Sustainability and International Education?
    (these are just a few sample questions) -- Submit your own questions to the webmaster

  • Accessibility? What social or economic factors can hinder the efforts of International Education?
  • If China, for example, continues to open its doors for academic and/or economic opportunity, why does the struggle persist in sending more U.S. students to study or intern/work in China? Or abroad in general?
  • Affordability? Can communities afford not to develop more opportunities for higher education, study abroad experiences, &c?
  • How can International Education in general remain a key factor of sustainability for the future?
  • How can the WCU community maintain its 'individuality', if not then its uniqueness as Globalization continues to exert its heavy influences?
  • Is the answer to a sustainable future "GOING GREEN" to conserve natural resources?
  • Can WCU seek to globalize without losing cultural and traditional values?


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