ERIC Number: EJ1023943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
Making Meaning in a Standards-Based World: Negotiating Tensions in Global Education
Klein, Jennifer D.
Educational Forum, v77 n4 p481-490 2013
In a largely standards-driven educational climate, educators are challenged to navigate the tensions between standards-based, scholarly pursuits and the more experiential, student-driven techniques of technology-enabled global education. At a time when these tensions are at their zenith, we need to prioritize global competencies and other 21st-century skills alongside more scholarly and standards-based education so that all learning has meaning and purpose for our students. This article explores how global educators are developing integrated approaches that include a strategic combination of technological tools, global partner organizations, high-quality resources, and a well-defined sense of the skills and knowledge to be fostered through global learning.
Descriptors: Global Education, Competence, Citizenship, Electronic Learning, Student Centered Curriculum, Junior High School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Virtual Classrooms, Academic Standards, Technology Uses in Education, Skill Development, Elementary Education, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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