Being Global Means More Than Traveling Around the Globe … So, What Does It Mean?

  • Corinne Brion University of Dayton, Ohio
Keywords: cultural proficiency, diversity, equity, bias, privilege, education

Abstract

Being global means more than traveling around the globe. Being global means having a culturally proficient mindset. Having a culturally proficient mindset involves celebrating and advocating for diversity and being willing to face our own conscious and unconscious biases while also accepting the fact that some of us are born privileged. I know I was born in and with privileges. I accept that I have biases because of cultural and familial values and beliefs.

This reflection is a product of teaching a course for future school leaders on diversity in schools, my own educational and leadership journey, and my passion and desire to help create socially just educational systems and societies.

Author Biography

Corinne Brion, University of Dayton, Ohio

Corinne Brion is an assistant professor at the University of Dayton. She earned her PhD in educational leadership at the University of San Diego. The overall framework for her research is equity. Her research interests include investigating the process of learning transfer among adult learners so as to understand what enhances and hinders the transfer of knowledge in different contexts. She is also interested in women's and girls’ empowerment in African countries. She has presented her research at the Comparative and International Education Society Conference (CIES), the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Her work has also appeared in the Journal of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Educational Research for Policy and Practice, and Frontiers in Education.

Published
2020-04-20
Section
Creative Works & Self-Reflections