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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
 

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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.

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     xi
List of Illustrations     xiii
Acknowledgments     xv
Introduction: Learning in the Global Era   Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco   Carolyn Sattin     1
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning and Understanding in the Global Era
From Teaching Globalization to Nurturing Global Consciousness   Veronica Boix Mansilla   Howard Gardner     47
Understanding Cultural Patterns   Peter Gardenfors     67
Mind, Brain, and Education in the Era of Globalization   Tami Katzir   Mary Helen Immordino-Yang   Kurt W. Fischer     85
Social Conduct, Neurobiology, and Education   Hanna Damasio   Antonio Damasio     104
Learning and the Functions of Education in a Changing Global Economy
The Global Spread of Women's Schooling: Effects on Learning, Literacy, Health, and Children   Robert A. LeVine     121
Globalization and Education: Can the World Meet the Challenge?   Bernard Hugonnier     137
How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demands   Frank Levy   Richard J. Murnane     158
The Postindustrial Workplace and Challenges to Education   Kai-ming Cheng     175
Learning, Immigration, and Integration
On the Need forTeaching Intercultural Skills: Challenges for Education in a Globalizing World   Rita Sussmuth     195
The Integration of Immigrant Youth   Maurice Crul     213
The Education of Immigrant Students in a Globalized World: Policy Debates in Comparative Perspective   Marie McAndrew     232
First-Language and -Culture Learning in Light of Globalization: The Case of Muslims in Flanders and in the Brussels Area, Belgium   Eugeen Roosens     256
Rethinking Honor in Regard to Human Rights: An Educational Imperative in Troubled Times   Unni Wikan     272
Global Inequality     291
Explanation of Terms     295
Notes on Contributors     297
Index     299

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