Global Citizenship

Fran Bidwell, Project Leader, ACS Cobham International School

Research Question

To what extend do ACS International Schools address competencies for global citizenship?


In its first year, this project engaged ACS International Schools practitioners and global citizenship experts from the Interchange Institute in a conceptual discussion about the nature of global citizenship. Among international schools, there is no agreed definition of global citizenship, or an agreed conceptual framework for its development in schools. This year, the project team will use published competency frameworks to develop an audit tool and audit current practice across ACS International Schools. The purpose of the audit is to identify existing good practice, and opportunities for future development, and to initiate a wider dialogue amongst ACS International School decision-makers about the potential role of global citizenship competencies in building a world-class international school.