Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education / Edition 1

Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education / Edition 1

by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520254341

ISBN-13: 9780520254343

Pub. Date: 10/15/2007

Publisher: University of California Press

An international gathering of leading scholars, policymakers, and educators takes on some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time in this groundbreaking exploration of how globalization is affecting education around the world. The contributors, drawing from innovative research in both the social sciences and the neurosciences, examine the

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An international gathering of leading scholars, policymakers, and educators takes on some of the most difficult and controversial issues of our time in this groundbreaking exploration of how globalization is affecting education around the world. The contributors, drawing from innovative research in both the social sciences and the neurosciences, examine the challenges and opportunities now facing schools as a result of massive migration flows, new economic realities, new technologies, and the growing cultural diversity of the world's major cities. Writing for a wide audience, they address such questions as: How do we educate all youth to develop the skills and sensibilities necessary to thrive in globally linked, technologically interconnected economies? What can schools do to meet the urgent need to educate growing numbers of migrant youth at risk of failure in societies already divided by inequality? What are the limits of cultural tolerance as tensions over gender, religion, and race threaten social cohesion in schools and neighborhoods alike? Bringing together scholars with deep experience in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, this work, grounded in rich examples from everyday life, is highly relevant not only to scholars and policymakers but also to all stakeholders responsible for the day-to-day workings of schools in cities across the globe.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520254343
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Pages:
335
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments

Introduction: Learning and Living in the Global Era
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin

PART ONE
LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE GLOBAL ERA: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES

PART TWO
LEARNING AND THE FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION IN A CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMY

PART THREE
LEARNING, IMMIGRATION, AND INTEGRATION

Appendix A.
Income Groups by Country
Appendix B. Explanation of Terms
Appendix C. Graphs
Notes on Contributors

Index

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