Introduction: Learning in the Global Era

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin

in Learning in the Global Era

Published by University of California Press

Published in print October 2007 | ISBN: 9780520254343
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941496 | DOI:
Introduction: Learning in the Global Era

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This book contributes to the nascent body of scholarly research on globalization and education. Its broad scope paints for readers the breadth and depth of globalization's challenge to education and its impact on nations, communities, and individuals. The book is the result of a long-standing intellectual debate and of multiple exchanges that originated at the First International Conference on Globalization and Learning held in Stockholm, Sweden in March 2005, and which continue in various forms today. It is divided into three parts: Part 1 deals with interdisciplinary approaches to learning and understanding in the global era; Part 2 discusses learning and the functions of education in a changing global economy; and Part 3 is about learning, immigration, and integration. Chapters focus on topics ranging from social conduct and neurobiology to women's schooling, the teaching of intercultural skills, human rights, and the case of Muslims in Flanders and in the Brussels Area, Belgium.

Keywords: Muslims; globalization; education; learning; global economy; immigration; social conduct; neurobiology; human rights

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Subjects: Occupations, Professions, and Work

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