This Index is a self-assessment tool for educators and schools at any grade level to identify how prepared they are to develop their students’ global competence.

Once you complete the questionnaire you will receive your school’s readiness profile, plus specific recommendations to identify new opportunities in your own teaching, classroom and school-wide practices to advance your students’ global competence.

Filling this online survey will take approximately 15 minutes.
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By participating in this survey, you consent for the information collected in connection with the survey to be used by AFS Intercultural Programs, Inc. (AFS) for research purposes (AFS Global Competence Readiness Index for Schools project) as described above. This information will not be publicly associated with your school unless prior authorization will be provided by the school. AFS may publish the results of this survey in anonymized form. You also confirm that, if applicable, you are authorized by your school to complete this survey.

Furthermore, you consent to the processing of the personal data you provide to AFS in connection with this survey. This data, such as your name and email, will be used to administer the survey and send you the survey results for your school, in accordance with the AFS privacy policy accessible here: https://afs.org/global-privacy-policy. Please make sure to carefully review the AFS privacy policy before providing your consent. *

If you want to learn more about this research, please reach out to us at education@afs.org
If you want to learn more about this research, please reach out to us at education@afs.org
     
 
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How this questionnaire is set-up:
1. Answer the self-assessment questions. For each topic, select the statement that you feel most accurately reflects your school’s current reality.
2. Complete the school population detail questions. This information helps map out the state of global competence education across your community, your country and the globe.
3. Get your school profile and specific recommendations. These insights can help you take clear action steps in your classroom or school to support your students in further developing their global competence.
4. Stay connected with AFS. Contact us to learn how AFS can support your school and your students to develop their global competence with programs, training and more including special free offers for schools.

 
Promoting Global Competence in Your School
Self-Assessment
For each topic, select the statement that most accurately reflects your school’s reality.

 
When thinking about my school and…
Diversity’s role
i.e. in terms of gender, socio-economic, ethnic, language, cultural and religious backgrounds *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Global competence in the school curriculum
e.g. knowledge and skills students are expected to learn; units and lessons that teachers teach; assignments and projects given to students; tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Teaching topics related to global issues in the classroom
e.g. climate change, current world events (political and economical, refugee crisis, poverty, equality, human rights and sustainable development) *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Opportunities for students to discuss and form opinions around current global issues
e.g. debate clubs, small group exercises, essay contests, project based learning *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Language teaching *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Organizing intercultural events at school
e.g. multicultural fairs, harmony days, intercultural, cross-cultural or diversity workshops for students *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Professional development/training opportunities for school faculty (teachers) and other staff to develop global competence
e.g. intercultural, cross-cultural or diversity workshops *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Participation in international projects
e.g. virtual exchanges, collaborative projects with schools abroad, “pen pal” programs *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Collaboration with non-formal/external educators and/or volunteer organizations to develop global competence
e.g. Model UN, Unesco Clubs, AFS, CISV, Rotary *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Having a teacher, staff member or department responsible for organising international projects
e.g. classroom exchange programs,virtual exchange programs, study opportunities abroad *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Engagement in study abroad exchange programs for students (hosting or sending) *


 
When thinking about my school and…
Engagement in exchange programs for teachers (hosting or sending) *


 
School population details
In order to complete the questionnaire, please fill-in the following information:

 
School name: *

 
City: *

 
Postal code: *

 
Type of school: *


 
Type of school: *


 
School locality population size: *


 
Diversity as reflected in the faculty (teachers) and other staff: *


 
Diversity as reflected in the student body: *


Thank you for completing the AFS Global Competence Index for Schools! We are processing your data and you will receive your results via email in a few minutes.
Questions or comments? Reach out to us at education@afs.org
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