The first international organization that I chose is the Association for Childhood Education International. This organization’s mission is “To promote and support the optimal education, development, and well-being of children worldwide”. I was drawn to this organization because they are committed to ensuring quality education to all children in order for them to become responsible and engaged citizens. I believe that it is not always about academics, but also about social skills and self worth. Every child deserves to be valued for who they are.
That brings up my next international organization. The World Forum Foundation’s mission is “To promote an on-going global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings”. They really focus on supporting positive relationships and valuing each child’s differences. In order to show a child that he is valued, a relationship has to be built.
The final organization that I chose is the Global Partnership for Education. Their organization wants to make it possible for all children, including the poorest and most marginalized, to receive quality education. They help developing countries develop a plan for education. This organization had several job opening. One in particular that I found interesting was the Short Term Consultant: Survey Development Specialist for the Results and Performance Unit. The job includes creating surveys, gathering information, monitoring, and consolidating data. Qualifications include five years experience in survey development and implementation, a Master’s Degree or higher in education, and the ability to work under tight deadlines. Although I find this opportunity intriguing, I have no experience with survey development. I would have to work on small, local research and continue to work up in order to take on such a large task.