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ERIC Number: EJ1003165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
History + English + Humanities = Critical, Creative, Global Thinkers
Kirchner, Jana; Inman, Tracy F.
Social Education, v76 n3 p137-140 May-Jun 2012
Today's schools and teachers are challenged with meeting the demands of specific content standards, high stakes assessment, and developing students from diverse backgrounds to be capable of competing in a global market. These twenty-first century students must not only possess critical thinking skills and the ability to process information, but also have an awareness and appreciation of global citizenship. Heidi Hayes Jacobs explains the concept and importance of global learning as knowing "other world regions, cultures, economies, and global issues" and developing the "values of respect for other cultures and the disposition to engage responsibly as an actor in the global context." Through the creation of a class that combined both social studies and language arts with a humanities emphasis, hopefully the goal of developing students with this "global disposition" was achieved. (Contains 2 tables and 11 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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