Linking – Global Schools Partenerships
Below are a number of publications which can help you get started if you are thinking about setting up a partnership with a school in the South.
School Linking Partnerships Resources Inspection Boxes and Bags
All DECs in the region have a range of resources available to borrow to support school linking partnership. Below are some examples.
A Quick Guide to North South School Links
As the title suggests this is a brief guide designed to help busy teachers think through the mechanics of and issues in setting up a link. The guide provides a step-by-step approach to starting a curriculum-based partnership together with tips on initially negotiating the link, planning for sustaining it and using it to give young people a real sense of the lives of communities in the South.
Partners in Learning
2007 ISBN:9780863555879 DFID
A comprehensive guide for those interested in or already involved in learning partnerships with global dimension goals.
Develop Your Partnership
Toolkit for linking: opportunities and challenge
Produced by UKOWLA with a useful sections on developing school Links and funding
Speaking for Ourselves Listening to Others
Leeds DEC ISBN: 187126880X
Photo-pack helping young people explore their own & other cultures, and distant communities
Start with a Story
TIDE ISBN: 0948838795
Guide and to using story to explore global issues
80:20 development in an unequal world
TIDE ISBN: 0953513661
Great overview of global issues, includes articles, statistics and other info
Looking beyond the Brochure
Video pack on travel writing, media and tourism for English, also useful for Geography and Citizenship
Oxfam ISBN: 1870727630
Classroom activities on human rights, features Palestinian and UK communities
Partners in Rights
Save the Children ISBN: 1841870277
State of the World Atlas
Earthscan ISBN: 1844070298
Fair Trade in Action
Fair Trade Foundation
You can find more info on these resources on the Resources for the Global Dimension section.
Positively Global www.positivelyglobal.org
UK One World Linking Association www.ukowla.org.uk
Global Schools Partnerships www.britishcouncil.org/globalschools
The Development Gap www.developmentgap.org
Alternative Information & Development Centre www.aid.org.za
Focus on the Global South www.focus.web.org
World Bank Boycott www.wbeurope.org