Philosophy of Education in the Era of Globalization

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Terrorism, ethnocentrism, religious tension, competition over limited resources, war - these are just a few of the problems and challenges that have emerged in today's global economy. Globalization both implies and requires economic interdependence; and this should bring with it a heightened sense of the interconnectedness of the participating societies. But unfortunately, as recent events indicate, rather than our having formed a global community, today's society is more fragmented than ever. In light of this, education faces some formidable new challenges. How do we prepare future citizens for the world they will live in? How do we teach future generations to embrace the paradox of accepting the value of multiculturalism despite the conflicts it has produced? How do we instill religious tolerance in a time when fundamentalism has become inextricably tied with terrorism? How do we promote economic growth in the face of overpopulation and its depletion of resources? The authors of this collection of essays explore these and related challenges, and they suggest some novel ways of dealing with them.

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"The book on the whole is to be commended for its focus on a global context, for treating the most important issues, and for showing how philosophy of education works, though it requires mature students if it is to be used effectively. Recommended for all undergraduate, graduate and research collections."—Choice, June 2010, Vol. 47 No. 10

"An entirely original collection of essays on a theme of universal importance. It merits a place on the bookshelves of anyone concerned with the education of those growing up in the twenty first century."—Roger Marples, Roehampton University

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Meet the Author

Yvonne Raley is Associate Dean of the Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Department at Felician College.

Gerhard Preyer is Professor of Sociology at Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.

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Table of Contents

Introduction. Part I: Education in a Globalized Society 1. How Should We Educate Students Whose Cultures Frown upon Rational Disputation?: Cultural Difference and the Role of Reason in Multicultural Democratic Education Harvey Siegel 2. Can Liberals Take Their Own Side in an Argument? Robert Talisse 3. Literacy and Citizenship: Tradition, Reason, and Critique in Democratic Education Hanan Alexander 4. After All, How Small is the World: Global Citizenship as an Educational Ideal Doret de Ruyter 5. Education for Global Citizenship and Survival Randall Curren Part II: New Pedagogical Approaches 6. Why They Hate Us: A Pedagogical Proposal Irfan Khawaja 7. Global Aspirations for Gender Equality in Education: What Kind of Pedagogy? Elaine Unterhalter and Amy North 8. "Let Us Now Praise…": Rethinking Role Models and Heroes in an Egalitarian Age Meira Levinson Part III: Moral and Religious Education 9. Privilege, Wellbeing, and Participation in Higher Education Harry Brighouse and Paula McAvoy 10. In Defense of Multiculturalism Mark Halstead 11. Children’s Autonomy and Symbolic Clothing in Schools: Help or Hindrance? Dianne Gereluk 12. Global Religious Education Peter Simpson

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