University of Vermont

Center for World Education

Center for World Education  
About the Center for World Education
539 Waterman Building
University of Vermont, Burlington
The Center for World Education was established in 1974 by University of Vermont professors David Conrad and David Shiman for the purpose of helping teachers improve their understanding of multicultural and global issues.  Areas such as human rights, social and economic justice, cross-cultural understanding, multiculturalism, ecological harmony, world hunger, alternative energy, peace and the prevention of war are just a few of the topics explored at the Center for World Education. 

Guiding principles of the center focus on the belief that educators play an important role in helping to construct a better world.  Therefore, center activities support the efforts of educators by offering in-service and curriculum development activities, conferences, courses for educators, library resource materials, and other activities that engage teachers in learning about global issues. 

The Center for World Education library located in 539 Waterman Building on the University of Vermont’s Burlington campus has numerous resources for Vermont teachers, administrators, parents, undergraduate and graduate students.  

Center for World Education Services

  • Curriculum Resources
  • The Center for World Education makes available a wide range of instructional units, background materials, and other curriculum resources for the elementary and secondary school classroom. These may be borrowed from the Center without charge. 
  • Outreach to Schools
  • The Center provides support for in-service and curriculum development activities in global and multicultural education via workshops, consulting, and conferences. 
  • Courses for Educators - Courses that have been offered through the College of Education and Social Services at the University include "Building More Just & Caring Schools", "Teaching with a Global Perspective," "Educating for Justice", "The Challenge of Multiculturalism in Education and Social Service Institutions", "Teaching About Mexico Through the Arts and Culture of Oaxaca" and "The Inca Empire: People & Cultures of the Andes, Past and Present". 

UVM's Center for World Education
~ helping teachers improve their understanding of multicultural and global issues since 1974~


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