GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP
HUMAN SECURITY
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Welcome to the EDR
(Educational Divide Reform)

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What We Do

Help Create Global Community where Anyone can Achieve his or her Dream and Live in Harmony through Education

GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP

Global citizenship education is an integral component of both human security and human development. The focus of global citizenship education is not only on moral concept but also on helping people recognize privileges and opportunities for individual success.

HUMAN SECURITY

Human security encompasses both “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want,” and integrates human development into the seven dimensions of security: economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, and political (UNDP).

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

Human development is the key to addressing the growing challenges to human security. Human development enables all individuals to enlarge their human capabilities to the full and to put those capabilities to their best use in all fields – economic, social, cultural and political.

STEP UP 2017

Becoming a Freshmen:

Planning and Working for College Success

For immigrant high school students

2017 Academic Seminar

KyungHee University Students

We were delighted to invite Kyunghee University students to a cultural exchange program and academic seminar in New England during their summer vacation. From July 2 to July 27,2017,  they observed and experienced various cultural events, American historic sites, and the campus life at prestigious universities including Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and The University of Massachusetts Boston.

Building the capabilities of attending  higher education  in the U. S. The seminar provided credit courses in English taught by native speakers. Students worked on the academic skills and English Language proficiency that were necessary prerequisites for studying abroad or attending lectures in professional English in their home countries. The UMass courses below were selected by participating universities in Korea:

  • American Study (American Society & Culture) – Not an ESL course but will be greatly useful for students aimed at improving their English skills.
  • Globalization –  A focus on the cutting-edge  trend,  challenges  and risks of the society. An introductory course suitable for any students who want to cultivate a globalized  mind towards  the  world.
  • Science, Technology,  and Contemporary  Society- An emphasis  on the  influence  of  science  and technology  on contemporary  society. It is suitable  for science  or engineering  students  who want to broaden their perspectives towards society, and is beneficial for humanities & art students who want to strengthen the connection between technology and society/arts. The course is also highly recommended  by MIT.
  • Green Chemistry –  An advanced  course of environmental science. Suitable for students with a background in Organic Chemistry or other related disciplines.
  • Project Management – A management course aimed at improving practical project management skills. Useful for any students  who are thinking of a career in business  and  government

POWER OF HOPE

GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

For ‘Saeteomin’ (The North Korean Refugee), July 25th – August 20th, 2016

The Power of Hope program is designed to offer global entrepreneurship education opportunities to ‘Saeteomin’ or ‘new settlers’. The main goal of this project is to produce young community leaders who can develop into globally competent professionals and become exemplary role models for the Saeteomin communities in South Korea.

STEP UP 2016

Becoming a Freshmen:

Planning and Working for College Success

For immigrant high school students

EDR is Helping the Graduates of Boston Adult Technical Academy to Apply and to Succeed in College

From June 21 – July 14, EDR ran a new Summer School Program “Becoming a Freshmen: Planning and Working for College Success”. The program aims to help graduates of Boston Adult Technical Academy (BATA) to become successful college freshmen.

Africa in the 21st Century:

Prospects for Secure Sustainable Development

Educational Divide Reform, in collaboration with UMass Boston’s Global Governance & Human Security Ph.D. program; UMass Boston’s College of Management; and, the Academy of International Business (AIB) USA North East chapter hosts the workshop “Africa in the 21st Century: Prospects for Secure Sustainable Development” on April 8th, 2015. The workshop brings together junior and senior scholars, civil society and media representatives based within or outside the city of Boston and interested in issues of security, environment and development in Africa. The event will further knowledge exchange and foster networking opportunities. The workshop is organized into three sections namely: security; environment and natural resources; and shifting trends in development partnerships. The event will feature the work of scholars from State University of New York, University of Massachusetts Boston, University of Ottawa, Queen’s University, University of Delaware, and University of Massachusetts Amherst.
  • DATE & TIME: 9 am – 6 pm on April 8, 2016
  • VENUE: Educational Divide Reform 6 Manassas Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  • CONTACT PERSON: Jeremiah Asaka,  Jeremiah.Asaka001@umb.edu

2016 Bridging Generations

With Heroes of the Forgotten War

Hosted by EDR in collaboration Korean War Veteran’s Association (KWVA) and Andover Public Schools, “Bridging Generations” is an annual event commenced in 2014 to commemorate the American servicemen and women of the Korean War. This year’s celebration was held in Andover West Middle School on February 11, 2016, where young Koreans met with now aged Korean War veterans.

This event was organized with a view to igniting the minds of Korea’s young leaders by highlighting the shared history between the United States and Korea, and reminding us of the principles of civil liberty and freedom our democracies value so highly. Future leaders of Korea presented hand-written appreciation letters to old soldiers.

Rethinking Post-2015 Development:

Conceptual & Policy Implications Beyond MDGs

2015 marks a critical turning point in which Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be superseded by Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), pushing the global dialogue on development to consider transnational trends and newfound data.

Over 50 faculty, PhDs, researchers and others from Canada, China, the United States elsewhere gathered for a trio of panels consisting of 20 presentations to consider the state of global development and possible directions post-2015.

2015 Bridging Generations

With Heroes of the Forgotten War

Hosted by EDR in collaboration Korean War Veteran’s Association (KWVA) and Andover Public Schools, “Bridging Generations” is an annual event commenced in 2014 to commemorate the American servicemen and women of the Korean War. This year’s celebration was held in Andover West Middle School on February 6, 2015, where young Koreans met with now aged Korean War veterans.

This event was organized with a view to igniting the minds of Korea’s young leaders by highlighting the shared history between the United States and Korea, and reminding us of the principles of civil liberty and freedom our democracies value so highly. Future leaders of Korea presented hand-written appreciation letters to old soldiers.

Africa: Looking Through a Prism of Inequality

EDR in partnership with the University of Massachusetts Boston and JICA Research Institute, held a public seminar entitled, “Africa: Looking Through a Prism of Inequality.” On March 11th 2014.

EDR supported this event because it directly aligns with EDR’s mission to help communities overcome cultural barriers that pose challenges to human security- locally and internationally. The organization is committed to using education as the main vehicle to cultivate global citizens of all ages and backgrounds.

This event also contributed to EDR’s current research on the concept of human security and global governance. By increasing the opportunities for education at all ages, EDR believes, economic and social stability will follow. EDR has successfully proven its ability to promote cross-cultural understanding and international peace thanks to its devoted staff, proactive partner organizations, and partner schools.