Right response to US attacks

28th September 2001 at 01:00
THE terrorist attacks in America make this a difficult time. We need to ensure that through all areas of learning, we develop a sense of humanity and social responsibility.

Every person who has some responsibility for education needs to ensure that the values of justice, equity, interdependence, social responsibility, respect for cultural diversity and human rights are at the heart of education.

Over the coming weeks and months we will need to ensure that citizenship becomes global citizenship and does not become reduced to nationalism and xenophobia. We need to ensure that, in our desire for freedom and human rights, we respect social and cultural diversity.

Recent events have shown, in the most tragic of circumstances, that we live in a global society. We need to understand what this means and learn how to act as global citizens.

Douglas Bourn

Director of The Development Education Association

29-31 Cowper Street

London EC2

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