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ERIC Number: EJ920289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1389-2843
Students as Change Partners: A Proposal for Educational Change in the Age of Globalization
Zhao, Yong
Journal of Educational Change, v12 n2 p267-279 May 2011
This essay builds on the concept of students as partners in change proposed in "The Fourth Way: The Inspiring Future for Educational Change" by Andy Hargreaves and Dennis Shirley ("2009") and points out why the current movement toward curriculum standardization and homogenization is counterproductive in preparing students to become competent citizens for the globalized world. Instead, the author suggests that education systems and schools should focus on students as the driving force of educational change. To do so, we need to view students as global entrepreneurs in the sense that they need to become owners of their own learning and develop a globally-oriented entrepreneurial spirit.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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