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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
- Director, Global Education
Josephine Clark Kennedy is the director of Global Education at World Learning, where she oversees education programs in more than 30 countries worldwide. Education initiatives particularly emphasize improving teaching and learning at all levels of the education system, improving youth employment and leadership, and English language teacher training. Kennedy has expertise in curriculum and assessment reform, pre-service teacher education, STEM education, and teacher and school leadership professional development. 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 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 worldwide to strengthen services to membership. A longtime teacher educator, Kennedy has also served as a supervisor for MA TESOL candidates at SIT Graduate Institute. She has served as a technical advisor on education programs in more than 20 countries, including Libya, Lebanon, China, Tunisia, Algeria, Pakistan, Oman, Kosovo and South Korea. Kennedy's areas of research and development include the impact of professional development on teachers' practice, 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: international education development; teacher and school leader professional development; STEM education in emerging contexts (basic and higher ed); pre-service teacher education; and teacher organization strengthening