At the dawn of the twenty-first century, we are living in a global era, yet schooling systems remain generally reactive and slow to adapt to shifting economic, technological, demographic, and cultural terrains. There is a growing urgency to create, evaluate, and expand new models of education that are better synchronized with the realities of today’s globally linked economies and societies.
Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World examines one such model: the ethos and practices of the Ross Schools and their incubation, promotion, and launching of new ideas and practices into public education. Over the last two decades Ross has come to articulate a systematic approach to education consciously tailored for a new era of global interdependence.
In this volume, world-renowned scholars from a variety of disciplines, as well as veteran teachers, administrators, and students, come together to examine some of the best practices in K-12 education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world. Together they explore how the Ross model of education, which cultivates in students a global perspective, aligns with broader trends in the arts, humanities, and sciences in the new millennium.
Contributors: Nick Appelbaum, Ralph Abraham, Antonio M. Battro, Sally Booth, Michele Clays, Elizabeth M. Daley, Antonio Damasio, Hanna Damasio, Kurt W. Fischer, Howard Gardner, Vartan Gregorian, Christina Hinton, Hideaki Koizumi, Debra McCall, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, John Sexton, Carola Suárez-Orozco, Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, William Irwin Thompson, and Sherry Turkle.
|Publisher:||New York University Press|
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About the Author
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.
Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj is Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Research and Founding Co-Director of the Center for College Readiness at Seton Hall University.
Table of Contents
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco, Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj, and Carola Suárez-Orozco
1 Education in an Era of Specialized Knowledge
2 The Case for Global Education
3 A Tangled Web
4 Mind, Brain, and Education
Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio
5 Research Schools
Christina Hinton and Kurt W. Fischer
6 Toward a New Educational Philosophy
7 Multimedia Literacy
Elizabeth M. Daley with Holly Willis
8 Object Lessons
9 The Trouble with Math
10 Choreographing the Curriculum
11 Mathematics and Culture
William Irwin Thompson
12 The Butterflies of the Soul
Antonio M. Battro
13 Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World
Sally Booth with Michele Claeys
Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj
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