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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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Josephine Clark Kennedy
- Divisional Vice President, Global Development
Josephine Clark Kennedy is World Learning’s divisional vice president of Global Development programs. Overseeing programs in more than 30 countries, Kennedy ensures the operational and technical quality of World Learning’s work in global education, workforce development and entrepreneurship, civil society and governance, institutional strengthening, and TESOL & STEM education. At World Learning, Josephine has served as the director of Global Education, where she ensured quality management and helped to improve government systems, school leader and teacher performance, and student learning outcomes across large-scale basic and higher education reform projects worldwide. Prior to her work at World Learning, Kennedy served as lead faculty for Diploma Programs at the Higher Colleges of Technology in the United Arab Emirates, where she specialized in interdisciplinary curriculum and assessment development for youth in engineering, computer networking, and business/finance studies. She also served as president of TESOL Arabia, the largest English language teacher association outside the U.S., and continues to work with teaching organizations globally to strengthen services to membership. A longtime teacher educator, Kennedy has also served as a supervisor for Master of Arts in Teaching candidates at SIT Graduate Institute and is a licensed SIT TESOL Certificate trainer of trainers. Kennedy's areas of research and development include the impact of professional development on teachers' practice, curriculum reform and uptake, and the effectiveness of computer-based reading improvement programs on student learning. Kennedy holds a master’s degree in teaching from SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont, and is an EdD (ABD) candidate at the University of Exeter in the UK.
Expertise: leadership and management; international education development; school leader and teacher professional development; STEM, English language, reading, and academic skills improvement in emerging contexts (basic and higher ed); pre-service teacher education; and teacher organization strengthening