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.
Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco is The Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and Co-director of Immigration Studies at New York University. He is also Co-Director of the Institute for Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings. He is coeditor, with Mariela M. Paez, of Latinos: Remaking America, coeditor, with Desiree Baolian Qin-Hilliard, of Globalization: Culture and Education in the New Millennium (both from UC Press), and is the author of many other books.
List of Tables List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction: Learning and Living in the Global Era Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin PART ONE LEARNING AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE GLOBAL ERA: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES PART TWO LEARNING AND THE FUNCTIONS OF EDUCATION IN A CHANGING GLOBAL ECONOMY PART THREE LEARNING, IMMIGRATION, AND INTEGRATION Appendix A. Income Groups by Country Appendix B. Explanation of Terms Appendix C. Graphs Notes on Contributors Index