"Global children are curious, open-minded and aware of the world around them, explained Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, during a recent telephone interview. Berdan, an international careers expert, said that following the Sept. 11 terror attacks, many Americans 'contracted,' becoming less accepting and, understandably, more fearful.
'I think there's this element of people who still equate patriotism with putting a fence around our country,' Berdan said. 'That's not possible anymore.'
Today, Berdan added: 'Children need to be appreciative and understand each other and not be afraid of each other.'The above exerpt comes from an Education Week blog announcing the upcoming publication of the book Raising Global Children.