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Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education


reviewed by Enrique S Pumar — April 30, 2008

coverTitle: Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education
Author(s): Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco (Ed.)
Publisher: University of California Press, Los Angeles
ISBN: 0520254368, Pages: 317, Year: 2007
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For students and practitioners of education, globalization is already having an undoubted impact on schools. Demographically, schools today face the challenges of addressing the special language and cultural needs of a multicultural student population. In an age of fiscal restraint and financial volatility, school districts struggle to fund programs to support the growing needs of students who are non-native speakers. Likewise, as multiculturalism becomes more prevalent, educators have to consider the content of social sciences and humanities curriculums. How much longer educational institutions can afford to keep assigning English texts in our classic literature courses when a growing number of the enrolled students come from non-English speaking cultures is a question deserving some serious consideration. Finally, as Marcelo M. Suárez-Orosco rightly points in his comprehensive introduction of this book, the shifting population movement, facilitated in part by globalization, is also partly to blame for the persisting inequalities we continue to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15245, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 11:12:54 PM

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  • Enrique Pumar
    The Catholic University of America
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    ENRIQUE S. PUMAR is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and International Social Development Program at The Catholic University of America. Dr. Pumar is currently working on two projects: the diffusion and institutionalization of sustainable development ideas, and how globalization impacts education and crime.
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