Culture and Education in the New Millennium
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Globalization by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Book DescriptionGlobalization defines our era. While it has created a great deal of debate in economic, policy, and grassroots circles, many aspects of the phenomenon remain virtual terra incognita. Education is at the heart of this continent of the unknown. This pathbreaking book examines how globalization and large-scale immigration are affecting children and youth, both in and out of schools. Taking into consideration broad historical, cultural, technological, and demographic changes, the contributors - all leading social scientists in their fields - suggest that these global transformations will require youth to develop new skills, sensibilities, and habits of mind that are far ahead of what most educational systems can now deliver. Drawing from comparative and interdisciplinary materials, the authors examine the complex psychological, sociocultural, and historical implications of globalization for children and youth growing up today. The book explores why new and broader global visions are needed to educate children and youth to be informed, engaged, and critical citizens in the new millennium. It is published in association with the Ross Institute.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520241251
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 19-Mar-2004
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World, Paperback (May 2012)
Examines best practices in schools education in the context of an increasingly interconnected world
Latinos, Paperback (December 2008)View all books by Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Latinos are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the United States and will comprise a quarter of the country's population by mid-century. This book includes data on a variety of indicators of the changing Latino landscape in the United States.
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Author Biography - Marcelo Suarez-Orozco
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco is Victor S. Thomas Professor of Education at Harvard University and coeditor of Latinos: Remaking America (California, 2002) and the six-volume Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration (2001); he is coauthor of Children of Immigration (2001). Desiree Baolian Qin-Hilliard is a doctoral candidate at Harvard Graduate School of Education and coeditor of Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the New Immigration (2001).
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