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Kate Gatto
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Gender and Age: Female, 39
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Country of Residence: Canada Canada
Country of Birth: Canada Canada
Nationalities: Canadian Canadian
Italian Italian
Citizenships: Canada Canada
Languages: English , Spanish
User is: Offline
User Joined: November 29, 2010
Last Login: April 2, 2015
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About Me   About Me
I am here because I am passionate about global education. To me, global education is about increasing the awareness of the interconnectedness of our lives across borders and recognizing that global citizenship is the moral responsibility of every person around the world. I am particularly interested in environmental education and education for participatory democracy. I feel that our current school system does not do enough to ensure that youth get what they need in order for them to become the global citizens they all can be. TIG begins to bridge this gap, and I am thrilled to be a part of this movement as the TIGed Program Manager.

I am a Toronto native and a city girl at heart. I love the vibrancy and constant buzz of Toronto, and am always glad to come home after travelling. I do love to travel though, and have been fortunate enough to visit a few beautiful countries in Europe, and to live in Ecuador for six months. I attended the University of Toronto and earned an HonBA with a major in English Literature and minors in Social and Cultural Anthropology and Religious Studies. More recently, I obtained my Masters degree in Education from Brock University, a great school in the Niagara Region of Ontario. My research centred on the globalization of higher education systems around the world.

I love being active and attend yoga and other fitness classes regularly. I love to read novels by authors from all around the world, and I love to spend time with my family.

I sit on the Board of Directors at Pueblito, an international development agency that supports the local development of health care, child care and education in Latin America. Visit them here: http://www.pueblito.org/.

Thanks for reading!


Interests   Interests
     Climate Change
     Corporate Social Responsibility
     Cultural Diversity
     Global Citizenship
     Global Education
     Informal/Experiential Learning
     Neocolonialism & Imperialism
     Popular Culture
     Religious Freedom
     Sustainable Development
Countries Visited   Countries Visited
    Canada Canada [country of residence]
    Croatia Croatia
    Ecuador Ecuador
    Greece Greece
    Italy Italy
    Mexico Mexico
    Peru Peru
    Spain Spain
    United States United States
Industries   Industries
     Bellas Artes
     Not-for-Profit Organizations
Reading List   Reading List
     An Inconvenient Truth: The Crisis of...
         by Al Gore
     Animal Dreams
         by Barbara Kingsolver
     Autobiography of an Ex-colored Man
         by James Weldon Johnson
     Bean Trees
         by B Kingsolver
     Disgrace: A Novel
         by J. M. Coetzee
     Heart of Darkness
         by Joseph Conrad
     Higher Education in Turmoil
         by Jane Knight
         by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
     Into the Wild
         by Jon Krakauer
     Invisible Man
         by Ralph Ellison
     Literacies of Power: Expanded Edition...
         by Donaldo Macedo
     Mister Pip
         by Lloyd Jones
     Monkey Beach
         by Eden Robinson
     Pedagogy of the Oppressed
         by Paulo Freire, Myra Bergman Ramos
     Persepolis 2 : The Story of a Return
         by Marjane Satrapi
     Persépolis, tome 1
         by Marjane Satrapi
     Prodigal Summer: A Novel
         by Barbara Kingsolver
     Race Against Time: Searching for Hope...
         by Stephen Lewis
     Secret Daughter
         by Shilpi Somaya Gowda
     Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom...
         by David L. Kirp
     Six Months in Sudan: A Young Doctor...
         by Dr. James Maskalyk
     Teaching to Transgress: Education as...
         by bell hooks
     The Kite Runner
         by Khaled Hosseini
     The Lacuna
         by Barbara Kingsolver
     The Little Prince
         by Antoine De Saint-exupéry, Richard Howard
     The Poisonwood Bible
         by Barbara Kingsolver
     Things Fall Apart
         by Chinua Achebe
     Voices in the Park
         by Anthony Browne
Kate Gatto's Content   Kate Gatto's Content (318)
8 Student blog entries
19 TIGblog entries
3 Class gallery submissions
1 Global Gallery submissions
20 Class writings
267 Discussion Board posts