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ERIC Number: EJ766369
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Becoming Citizens of the World
Stewart, Vivien
Educational Leadership, v64 n7 p8-14 Apr 2007
The globalization of economies, the digitization of work, pressing health and security issues, and changing demographics have dramatically changed our world. Unlike previous generations, U.S. high school graduates will routinely buy from the world, sell to the world, work for international companies, manage employees from other cultures and countries, and tackle global problems, such as AIDS, avian flu, and pollution. The United States must create an education response to globalization, which should include raising standards, increasing high school and college graduation rates, and modernizing and internationalizing the curriculum to make it relevant to the global age. To be successful global citizens, workers, and leaders, students will need to be knowledgeable about the world, be able to communicate in languages other than English, and be informed and active citizens. Several approaches can help schools internationalize their curriculums. These include introducing an international studies requirement for graduation; creating elementary school immersion programs; developing international schools-within-schools; teaching crucial foreign languages, such as Chinese and Arabic; and redesigning urban secondary schools with an international focus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States