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ERIC Number: EJ906581
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Teaching a Global Sociology: Suggestions for Globalizing the U.S. Curriculum
Sohoni, Deenesh; Petrovic, Misha
Teaching Sociology, v38 n4 p287-300 Oct 2010
Increasingly, educators have called on colleges and universities to prepare their students for a more interdependent world. While sociology has begun to heed the message to globalize the curriculum, efforts to implement relevant teaching practices are hampered by lack of consensus on what "internationalizing" or "globalizing" the classroom actually means and the most effective ways to accomplish this goal. The purpose of this article is twofold: first, to identify the multiple meanings of internationalizing or globalizing the classroom, and second, to suggest teaching strategies relevant to the specific pedagogical goals of teaching a more globalized version of the discipline. Three sociology courses--Race and Ethnic Relations, Classical Social Theory, and Migration in a Global Context--are used to illustrate how a more systematic understanding of globalizing the curriculum can improve course design. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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