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The Global Purpose Approach is based on action research developed by Dr. Tarece Johnson. The Global Purpose Approach includes a process called: PEOPLE 

P.E.O.P.L.E. is an acronym for: Purpose, Exploration, Observation, Perspective, Language, and Experience/Exploration.


The PEOPLE process incorporates elements of culture in a way that not only introduces different ways of living, but through task-based learning, exposes learners to immersive experiences to reinforce cultural empathy, appreciation and respect.  


The Global Purpose Approach features the following elements of culture: history, social organization, customs/traditions, language, literature and art, government and economics, geography, religion, and food, music, and dance. 


The Global Purpose Approach (The GPA) also provides a resource handbook that may be used to assist teachers in many subject areas. This diversity resource is the perfect supplement to any social / international studies curriculum. 

The GPA resource handbook provides a framework for anyone to use to learn to appreciate, accept and respect multiculturalism.


At Global Purpose Academy we value, honor,  and celebrate all P.E.O.P.L.E.:


Purpose focuses on understanding one’s objective in life. The approach facilitates the building of one’s self image and understanding of who they are. It helps one to discover one’s gifts, talents and abilities. 

Exploration encourages teachers and students to develop a curiosity about other people and things. It helps one to understand that combating their own internal fears and ignorance allows one to embark on different experiences and gain new information. 

Observation allows one to witness and process data in a way that provides clarity, helps to solve a problem and facilitates reflection. It not only improves the way teachers and students learn, but it provides insight into new methods of teaching and receiving information. 

Perspective is important for global competence because it helps one to see the world from another person’s point of view. The level of consciousness that is developed though perspective breeds a leader who is aware of global issues and the impact of their decisions. Seeing life through another person’s world helps to foster respect, appreciation, acceptance and love for others. These all facilitate positive business relations and world peace. 

Language is an essential part of communicating and connecting with others. It not only helps one to express ideas and negotiate effectively, but it bridges the gap to cultural understanding. Language and culture are fundamental in developing a global minded person who understands the cultural nuances necessary to conduct business successfully around the world. 

Exploration/Experience in other cultures different from one’s own helps to foster cultural, business, political and social understanding. Immersive international experiences connect language and culture learning in a way that more effectively builds one’s level of global competence because one explores and observes the daily life of others. One may not only have a unique perspective about people who are different and/or similar, but one develops understanding of self. These are powerful experiences that help one to discover and understand their purpose. It creates a whole new level of global consciousness that breeds a transformative leader.

Specific benefits include:

Teachers: 

* Access to resources to supplement existing social studies curriculums

* Suggested activities to help student learn about culture

* Multilingual learning activities

* Gain awareness and appreciation for other cultures

* Have the tools to use to improve global learning in the classroom


Students:  

* Learn about other cultures

* Become multilingual

* Cultural Identification

* Develop greater cognitive development

* Gain self-awareness, appreciation and empathy for others who are different from oneself

* Become a global-minded individual 



Overall, the benefit of this multicultural curriculum resource handbook: The Global Purpose Approach and its marketing collateral, mobile application and website for children and teachers is that they will be inculcated with varying levels of awareness to help them understand, appreciate, and respect people from other cultures.  Preparing students to understand other cultures helps them to successful in a diverse world. Through effective multicultural education, children can gain an understanding of not only others but of oneself.  Teaching students history, languages, geography, and culture provides students with perspective that helps them understand their own views and experiences as well as that of others.

embrace diversity

N.O. F.E.A.R.

New, Opportunity, Faith,Empathy, Awareness, Respect

NO FEAR helps people understand how they may emotionally, socially and politically connect with others by understanding their own biases and use the NO FEAR concept to get to know others and embrace cultural change without fear and/or intimidation.  

Inclusion Statement

Global Purpose Academy (GPA) admits students of any race, color, gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  GPA does not discriminate against it parents, students, employees and applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status and sexual orientation in administration of our educational policies, admission policies, scholarship programs, and other school administered programs.