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Educating Citizens for Global Awareness


reviewed by Ethan Lowenstein — 2006

coverTitle: Educating Citizens for Global Awareness
Author(s): Nel Noddings (Editor)
Publisher: Teachers College Press, New York
ISBN: 0807745359, Pages: 161, Year: 2005
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It is fairly easy to list off the ways in which our fates are intertwined with those of others around the globe at the turn of the twenty-first century. What is more difficult to do is to argue for an understanding of global citizenship sophisticated enough to stand up adequately to the challenges of social life in the global village. Even more difficult still is to map out what teachers need to know and be able to do in order to educate students for global citizenship.  The implicit purpose of Educating Citizens for Global Awareness is to do just that, and the book’s editor, Nel Noddings, has done an excellent job, through her selections and her own contributions, in tacking back and forth between big-picture philosophical theorizing about what education for global citizenship is and why we need to do it, and concrete approaches to curricular transformation. Noddings’ book is a... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 1, 2006, p. 67-70
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11952, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 4:02:15 PM

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  • Ethan Lowenstein
    Eastern Michigan University
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    ETHAN LOWENSTEIN taught high school social studies at a small alternative public school in East Harlem. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Eastern Michigan University. Lowenstein (with Hilary Landorf) has published “The Rosa Parks Myth: A Third Grade History Investigation,” in Social Studies and the Young Learner as well as two pieces in Trends and Issues: The Journal of the Florida Council of the Social Studies: “Starting the Year with Student Identity Exploration” (with Rick Bush), and “Debating the War in Iraq in the Democratic Classroom.” Lowenstein’s primary interest is in how teachers learn how to teach about democratic citizenship. His recent projects include a book chapter for Teachers College Press about teachers’ experiences in New York during the year of 9/11. He is currently working on a book about teacher learning and citizenship education.
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