Editor's letter

Anyone who has become disenchanted with the word globalisation because of the miasma of corruption that surrounds international commerce should think again when it comes to education. In school we can offer an opportunity for grassroots globalisation. That means a child in Colchester can be in direct contact with a child in Kampala (page 28), and a headteacher from Soshanguve, a township in South Africa, can open up the world to pupils in Stockport (page 22). This week's Subject Focus on citizenship - and our Link Community Development poster - offer an entirely positive aspect of the globalisation process.

"Much of what I learned about other cultures came from going to my local Odeon," says Sir Alan Parker, talking about National Schools Film Week. Why leave such opportunities to chance? Organise a trip to the pictures (page 10).

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