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Welcome Message from Carol Jenkins
For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
Please join us in our pursuit of a more peaceful and just world.
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Dr. Kara McBride
- Education Program Specialist, Global Education
Dr. Kara McBride is an expert in teacher training, educational technology, and second language acquisition. She joined World Learning in February 2016 and has worked on a variety of education projects including a classroom assessment project in Lebanon, the strengthening of an English teachers’ association in the West Bank and Gaza, multiple online courses and MOOCs, language and psychosocial support for Syrian refugees learning coding in Iraq, and developing a Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Prishtina in Kosovo. Before coming to World Learning, Dr. McBride was a tenured professor in the Department of Languages, Literature and Cultures at Saint Louis University, where she trained foreign language and ESL instructors, served as director of the Spanish MA program and on the executive committee of the Center for Intercultural Studies, coordinated the basic Spanish program, and implemented several service learning projects. Dr. McBride holds a doctorate degree in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (University of Arizona), one master’s degree in Applied Linguistics – TESOL (Indiana University), another master’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies (Purdue University), and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (University of Oregon). Her publications include journal articles and book chapters on online task design, interculturality, and service learning, as well as the 2018 co-edited book on preparing foreign language teachers, written in Spanish, A enseñar: Una guía práctica para los maestros de idiomas (Let’s Teach! A Practical Guide for Language Teachers). She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Expertise: Teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL); educational technology; teacher professional development; the development of intercultural competence; mixed methods research design