International Education in New Jersey: Vision, Mission and Goals
Jersey citizens have the requisite knowledge to live and work
effectively in a complex and dynamic world.
Mission: The creation of a systemic approach to ensure that all New Jersey students
are provided with the knowledge and skills to be able to function
culturally, politically and economically in a global society.
- To help students understand,
connect to and act on critical global issues by integrating
international perspectives into curricula in all core curriculum
content standards areas with special emphasis on:
- World languages instruction
that includes languages central to global literacy and
that are important for future economic and security needs;
- Social studies instruction
that focuses on global issues and how to address them
within the diverse social, political and economic contexts
that exist worldwide.
- To connect student acquisition
of international literacies to real world experiences
both in New Jersey and beyond state and national borders.
- To enhance teacher capacity
for international teaching excellence through pre-service
education, professional development and opportunities for
exchange and study abroad.