Learning in the Global Era

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-15
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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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.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. xi
List of Illustrationsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introduction: Learning in the Global Erap. 1
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Learning and Understanding in the Global Era
From Teaching Globalization to Nurturing Global Consciousnessp. 47
Understanding Cultural Patternsp. 67
Mind, Brain, and Education in the Era of Globalizationp. 85
Social Conduct, Neurobiology, and Educationp. 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 Childrenp. 121
Globalization and Education: Can the World Meet the Challenge?p. 137
How Computerized Work and Globalization Shape Human Skill Demandsp. 158
The Postindustrial Workplace and Challenges to Educationp. 175
Learning, Immigration, and Integration
On the Need for Teaching Intercultural Skills: Challenges for Education in a Globalizing Worldp. 195
The Integration of Immigrant Youthp. 213
The Education of Immigrant Students in a Globalized World: Policy Debates in Comparative Perspectivep. 232
First-Language and -Culture Learning in Light of Globalization: The Case of Muslims in Flanders and in the Brussels Area, Belgiump. 256
Rethinking Honor in Regard to Human Rights: An Educational Imperative in Troubled Timesp. 272
Global Inequalityp. 291
Explanation of Termsp. 295
Notes on Contributorsp. 297
Indexp. 299
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