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Carl Hobert is the founder and CEO of Axis of Hope, a Boston-based nonprofit dedicated to helping youth develop an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving conflicts locally, nationally, and internationally. AoH's work is grounded on one simple premise: it is best to teach people to manage and prevent conflict during their formative years, before they become hardened by life experiences. Whether Hobert and his team are working in Boston, Chicago, Mexico City, Paris, or Kigali, Rwanda, the approach is the same: role-play simulation and hands-on practice to help youth learn to resolve conflict. "If we go into a school plagued by gang violence or into a country in conflict, we get youth to focus on resolving a major conflict somewhere else in the world," Hobert says. "Then they are better able to step back and apply what they've learned to resolving conflict in their own lives."
A groundbreaking roadmap for improving global literacy and conflict-resolution skills in middle and high schools across the United States In Raising Global IQ: Preparing our Students for a Shrinking Planet, Carl Hobert calls on K–12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike to transform the educational system by giving students the tools they need to become responsible citizens in a shrinking, increasingly interdependent world. Drawing on his nearly thirty years teaching, developing curricula, and leading conflict-resolution workshops here and around the world, he offers creative, well-tested, and understandable pedagogical ideas to help improve our children’s GIQ: Global Intelligence Quotient. Cognizant of many U.S. schools’ limited budgets and time, Hobert advocates teaching foreign languages early in life, honing students’ conflict-resolution skills, providing creative-service learning opportunities, and offering cultural-exchange possibilities in students’ own communities, as well as nationally and abroad—all before they graduate from high school.
“In our rapidly globalizing world, it is crucial that we prepare our students to be globally-minded, whether by expanding access to world languages, integrating 21st century technology into the curriculum, or promoting the importance of serving others in the community and around the world. Developing students’ global IQ is more than an aspiration – it is a necessity.”
~Dr. Carol Johnson, Superintendent, Boston Public Schools
"Raising Global IQ is a powerful statement of not merely the conditions of contemporary American education, but an insightful and thoughtful proposal for educational transformation. At the same time personal and theoretical, reflective and analytical, this volume places Carl Hobert in the forefront of American educators, and quite possibly the person to draw up a genuinely inspiring blueprint for schooling in the 21st century."
~Tom Cottle, Boston University Professor and Author.
"Carl Hobert offers reasoned and informed proposals to address one of the most vexing and important problems of our time. Why do Americans in general know so little about other countries and other cultures? How can we design our teaching and learning environment to better prepare students to live in an increasingly inter-connected and competitive world? This is an important book for anyone who cares about – and fears for – our future."
~Steve Bosworth, Dean of the Tufts Fletcher School, Former Ambassador to South Korea, the Philippines and Tunisia, Special Envoy to North Korea.
"Across the political spectrum and around the world, people are touting the importance of Global Education. In this book, experienced educator Carl Hobert puts forth a thoughtful description of an education that is suited for our times."
~Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Author of Multiple Intelligences and Five Minds for the Future.
A Revolution in Conflict Resolution!
Axis of Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing in young adults an understanding of alternative, non-violent approaches to resolving complex conflicts locally, nationally and internationally.
Axis of Hope teaches students of diverse backgrounds about conflict analysis, management and prevention in ways that enliven the imagination, awaken moral reasoning, and impart lifelong social and civic skills. Through highly interactive workshops in public and independent middle and high schools, Axis of Hope introduces students to the study of international conflict and fosters the development of valuable negotiation skills.
Axis of Hope seeks to change the landscape of conflict and to create the prospect of future peace:
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