ERIC Number: ED387083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Brave New Schools: Challenging Cultural Illiteracy through Global Learning Networks.
Cummins, Jim; Sayers, Dennis
This book shares a vision of schooling for the 21st century and serves as a guide for parents and teachers. It describes a world of students, teachers, and parents globally connected by the Internet, thereby making it possible for them to communicate across geographical and cultural barriers. Chapters in the first section, "Global Networks, Global Communities," include: "From the Inner City to the Global Village: The Emergence of Electronic Communities of Learning"; "Beyond Functional Literacy: The Dilemmas of Educational Reform"; "Blueprints form the Past: The Intercultural Learning Networks of Celestin Freinet and Mario Lodi"; "Instructional Landscapes: Putting Collaborative Critical Inquiry on the Map"; and "Superhighway to Where?" The second section, "A Guide to the Internet for Parents and Teachers," includes Internet basics, information on partner-class clearinghouses and project-oriented activities, and selected Internet resources for K-12 education with the following specific themes: multidisciplinary K-12 education; parent involvement; multicultural education; bilingualism and second-language acquisition; students with special learning needs; arts in education; language arts; social studies; and mathematics and science. (Contains over 125 references.) (MAS)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Literacy, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Education, Information Sources, Internet, Multicultural Education
St. Martin's Press, Scholarly and Reference Division, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010 ($23.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A