ERIC Number: EJ786766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
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Multicultural Visions of Globalization: Constructing Educational Perspectives from the East and the West
White, Stephen R.
Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, v39 n1 p95-117 Jan 2008
The thesis of this essay is that globalization is a phenomenon that humankind must be educated for understanding as a process of global evolution. The new world evolving is being defined as requiring a new sense of collective cooperation amongst the peoples of the Earth, if we are to continue to exist on the planet. Educators are in the midst of and have an important role to play in this social and conscious evolution. One of our challenges is to explore the theoretical foundations for framing a new global education agenda. The assertion is that the theories of global, social, and conscious evolution of 20th century intellectuals and visionaries such as India's Sri Ghose Aurobindo (1872-1950) and France's Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955) provide the foundation from which to construct a new global educational perspective.
Descriptors: Global Education, Global Approach, Multicultural Education, Social Attitudes, Social Values, Cultural Pluralism, Consciousness Raising, Social Theories, Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Role of Education
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