Learning in the global era: international perspectives on globalization and education

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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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table_of_contents Introduction: Learning in the global era / Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin -- From teaching globalization to nurturing global consciousness / Veronica Boix Mansilla and Howard Gardner -- Understanding cultural patterns / Peter Gärdenfors -- Mind, brain and education in the era of globalization / Tami Katzir, Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, and Kurt W. Fischer -- Social conduct, neurobiology, and education / Hanna Damasio and Antonio Damasio -- The global spread of women's schooling : effects on learning, literacy, health, and children / Robert A. LeVine -- Globalization and education : can the world meet the challenge? / Bernard Hugonnier -- How computerized work and globalization shape human skill demands / Frank Levy and Richard J. Murnane -- The postindustrial workplace and challenges to education / Kai-ming Cheng -- On the need for teaching intercultural skills : challenges for education in a globalizing world / Rita Süssmuth -- The integration of immigrant youth / Maurice Crul -- The education of immigrant students in a globalized world : policy debates in a comparative perspective / Marie McAndrew -- First-language and -culture learning in light of globalization : the case of Muslims in Flanders and in the Brussels area, Belgium / Eugeen Roosens -- Rethinking honor in regards to human rights : an educational imperative in troubled times / Unni Wikan.
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title Learning in the global era international perspectives on globalization and education
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title_full Learning in the global era [electronic resource] : international perspectives on globalization and education / edited by Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco
title_short Learning in the global era
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