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100% American by Ralph Linton

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Ralph Linton wrote this essay in 1937 as a humorous illustration of globalization as we know it today.  The way in which he weaves together the global influence on American life could not have been a better predictor of what was to come.  This essay is an excellent demonstration for middle school and high school students to understand the influence of globalization on their lives- and those of previous generations.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

A Life Like Mine

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Life Like Mine tells the story of how children live around the world through four themes:  survival, development, protection, participation.  Excellent images and text suitable for upper elementary and middle school students. Truly has a global perspective. Includes many visuals and maps.

Is is published by UNICEF.

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American Model United Nations International

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because AMUN is a non-profit, non-governmental, educational organization associated with the United Nations Department of Public Information. The organization seeks to provide students–middle/high school through adults–with high quality, highly realistic simulations of the United Nations. AMUN provides assistance to those interested in participating in its annual conference. The site provides information on how to order AMUN’s Simulation Guide and Video Series. You can download the AMUN Handbook. Start by clicking on the AMUN resources. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

An Attainable Global Perspective by Robert Hanvey

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Robert Hanvey is considered the father of modern Global Education.  In this .pdf file of Hanvey’s essay, he describes the five fundamental dimenstions of Global Education-perspective consciousness, state of the planet awareness, cross-cultural awareness, knowledge of global dynamics, and awareness of human choices .  Although first published in 1967, this is one of the most referenced essays for research in the Global Education arena.  This website is appropriate for educators, researchers, and students of Global Education.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

An Attainable Global Perspective. (1975).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

http://www.globaled.org/An_Att_Glob_Persp_04_11_29.pdf

Recommended because it a definitive piece on what is a global perspective. The author discusses five dimensions: (1) perspective consciousness, (2) “state-of-the-planet” awareness, (3) cross-cultural awareness, (4) knowledge of global dynamics, and (5) awareness of human choices.

Citation: Hanvey, Robert. New York: American Forum for Global Education.

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Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh. (1993).

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Recommended because it explores environmental, social, and psychological problems associated with our push for ‘progress’ and ‘development through an examination of the breakdown of Ladakh’s culture and environment (ecological balance and social harmony) because of ‘modernization’. The film is based on the Helena Norberg-Hodge (founder of ISEC) and Peter Matthiessen book of the same name.

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Changing Perspectives on International Education. (2001).

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Recommended because it explores the development of international and area studies in the U.S. The book focuses on (1) an overview of Title VI and international/area studies in the U.S., (2) current issues in international/area studies and higher education, (3) challenges and accomplishments in international programs, (4) internationalizing K-12 curriculum and instruction, and (5) trends for the future of international/area studies. The book also includes an extensive bibliography of print and web resources.

Citation: O’Meara, Patrick, Mehlinger, Howard D., & Newman, Roxana M. Bloomington: Indiana University Press http://iupress.indiana.edu.

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Choices Education Program

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it provides quality instructional materials on history, current world events, and issues. Choices is a curricular program of Brown University’s Watson Institute for International Studies. The site also links to Teaching with the News, an archived collection of free teaching ideas about current events. Be aware that most of the resources on this website (other than Teaching with the News) are not free.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Classroom 2.0

Posted by: globaledadmin on Friday, February 3, 2012

Recommended because Classroom 2.0 offers technology forums, information, and networks for educators to use in their classrooms.  This website is an excellent source for teachers in need of open source software programs, additional help with technology, or feedback from other educators.  It is also a valuable global education tool, linking members from 181 countries.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Culture and Imperialism. (1993).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it (1) provides a literary and cultural critique of imperialism and colonialism and (2) examines the connections between imperialism/colonialism and the culture reflected and reinforced by it. The book also explores how colonized/oppressed peoples and cultures created their own cultures of resistance and opposition.

Citation: Said, Edward W. New York: Vintage Books.

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Cyberschoolbus

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because Cyberschoolbus is a United Nations global education project.  It provides a wealth of information for educators on the world and its issues. There is a link for purchasing publications in many languages, but also free curriculum resources for educators K-12.  Start with the curriculum links to locate free resources for each global education curriculum topic.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.


Decolonizing the Mind for World-Centered Global Education.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it focuses on three strategies that global educators use to decolonize students’ understanding of the world.  These include   (1)  perspective consciousness, (2) contrapuntal knowledge, voices, and experiences, and (3) moving the center from colonial to global thinking and knowledge construction.  The pedagogy builds off the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, Edward Said, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

Citation: Merryfield, Merry M., & Subedi, Binaya. 2006. In E. Wayne Ross (Ed.), Contemporary Perspectives on the Social Studies Curriculum, 3rd edition (pp. 283-294). Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

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Faces of the Enemy. (1987).

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Recommended because Sam Keen, noted professor, author and lecturer, hosts this provocative documentary that confronts timely questions such as Who are our enemies?, How do we transform each other into monsters?, and How do these images create an atmosphere in which conflict increases? Vietnam veteran and author William Broyles, psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton, mythologist Joseph Campbell, newspaper cartoonists and others discuss the sociological, psychological and political aspects of war as well as the strategies we use to dehumanize the enemy. The film also includes examples of propaganda-filled films and posters that were used during World War II and the Cold War. Recently, extremist groups in the U.S. have used aspects of these wartime tactics to disseminate their agendas. In the film’s most chilling revelation, death-row murderer David Lee Rice delivers an eerie echo of propagandistic rhetoric when he describes himself as a soldier in a war against inhuman enemies.
Review from Viewing Race, 07/2002.

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Foreign Policy Association

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) is a nonprofit organization that educates Americans about the world and global issues.  Start by learning about the Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Program.  Be aware that membership with the FPA and access to materials on this site requires a fee.  Updated by Sara Adduchio 2012.

 

Gapminder

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Gapminder presents statistical data of the world in an easy to understand, unique way by Hans Rosling.  For a quick understanding of the material, Start with Gapminder World.  There is a category dedicated to educators with classroom resources, and brilliant comprehensive videos related to all things globally minded.  This website is appropriate for secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Getting Started in Global Education: A Primer for Principals and Teachers. (1997).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is an accessible primer on global education for administrators and teachers. The primer is divided in four sections with articles on (1) global foundations, (2) selected readings (on position statements from education organizations, questions and answers about global education, a principal’s perspective, and today’s global realities), and (3) making global education happen and a section on (4) resources (print and electronic).

Citation: Taylor, Howard E. (editor). Alexandria, VA: National Association of Elementary School Principals.

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Global Competence- Submit Student Work Now

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because EdSteps is an online library of student work K-12.  EdSteps has compiled a publication Education for Global Competence: Preparing Our Youth to Engage the World which can be downloaded for free here and is encouraged for educators to use in their classrooms when incorporating global education.  Details and rubrics about student work submissions can be found by scrolling on this site. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Education (AU)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this website, although originally intended for Australian students, provides excellent resources and links for teaching global education.  Search Global Issues, Country Profiles (by region), Teaching tools, Support, Curriculum Links, and Global Projects Online.  One unique aspect to this site is the availability of case studies for Global Issues research.  This site would be appropriate for primary and secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Education Centre

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because the Global Education Centre, a non-profit, non-government Australian organization committed to global education, has resource materials  and web links for primary and secondary students.  There are also professional development materials for teacher education found at this website.  Be aware that the GEC is located in Australia and many resources mentioned are available only at its location site. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Education Collaborative

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because this site provides a social network for Global Education educators, discussion forums and blogs, annual Global Education Conference information, archived conference materials, and opportunities for educators to participate in Global Collaborative Projects for your classrooms online.  Membership is free.  Start by reviewing annual conference information and then surfing the GlobalEd Collaborative News.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

 

Global Education: A Study of School Change. (1998).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it (1) presents the findings of a study conducted by the Center for Human Interdependence in Arkansas, (2) conceptualizes global education as a social and educational reform movement, and (3) explores and analyzes the issues, challenges, and promise of globalizing education, curriculum, and instruction. The final chapter offers an analysis of what does it take to globalize the curriculum of a school.

Citation: Tye, Barbara B., & Tye, Kenneth A. Orange, CA: Interdependence Press. http://www.interdependencepress.com ($24.95).

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Global Issues in the Middle School. (1994).

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Recommended because it contains twenty-seven (27) activities recommended for middle school students on exploring cross-cultural similarities. The book has an introductory chapter on the concept of global awareness and the activities are based on (1) studying human values, (2) studying global systems, (3) studying global history, and (4) studying global issues and problems.

Citation: Benegar, John, et al. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR)/Social Science Education Consortium ($24.95).

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Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is a global science education site. GLOBE is a partnership between schools, colleges & universities, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration, (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and 95 other countries. The purpose of this partnership is engage students in the scientific study of the environment through research-based initiative and activities that focus on advocacy and the training of future researchers for industry, academia, and government. Start with the Teachers Guide link for education resources. This site is an excellent resource for science teachers!  Be aware this site is especially useful for educators of elementary and secondary students.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Perspectives for Educators. (1999).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it provides a conceptual framework and category system for student and teacher analyses of global issues. Curriculum development and K-12 activities provide practical information for implementing global education. The book is recommended for pre-service and in-service teachers and teacher educators because it helps students/teachers develop critical thinking skills around global issues and global consciousness.

Citation: Diaz, Carlos, et al. Boston: Allyn and Bacon ($31.00).

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Global Teacher, Global Learner. (1988).

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Recommended because explores and develops the theory and practice of global education in British contexts. The handbooks provide lessons and activities for primary and secondary students through its sections on (1) The Global Learner, (2) The Global Classroom, (3) The Global Curriculum, and (4) The Global Teacher.

Citation: Pike, Graham, & Selby, David. London: Hodder & Stoughton.

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Global Voices

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Global Voices is an online community of bloggers around the world who are not part of the international mainstream media.  Representing “average” citizens around the world, Global Voices allows perspectives to be shared, encourages freedom of expression, and advocates for the protection of free speech rights. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Global Winners: 74 Learning Activities for Inside and Outside the Classroom. (1994).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it contains 74 hands-on activities, role plays, simulations, etc. for in and out of the classroom that explore global issues. The book and activities are for K-12 students, college and university students, and adults. The activities focus on two key dimensions of global learning: (1) helping students to open themselves to positive change and (2) developing the ability to value diversity. The authors introduce the book with an introduction to global learning. The activities in the book explore (1) state-of-the-planet awareness, (2) developing perspective consciousness, (3) valuing diversity, (4) living responsibly with others, (5) understanding world issues and trends, and (6) expanding the capacity to change. The book also includes a resource section at the end.

Citation: Drum, Jan, Hughes, Steve, & Otero, George. Yarmouth, ME: Intercultural Press. http://www.interculturalpress.com

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Green Teacher

Posted by: globaledadmin on Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recommended because Green Teacher publishes a magazine dedicated to helping educators incorporate environmental and global education in their classrooms.  This site also highlights webinars for educators, and resource books written for students of different ages K-12.  Start by browsing their free magazine online, then explore links to additional resources. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

In the Global Classroom: Book 1& 2. (2001).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because these books offer activities that provide a variety of interdisciplinary activities for primary, elementary, middle, and high school students focused on the themes of world awareness. Topics include interconnections,  sustainability, perspectives, and cross-cultural encounters,  equity, economics, development & global justice.

Citation: Pike, Graham, & Selby, David. Pippin Press.

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Key Elements of a Global Perspective. (1993).

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Recommended because it provides an analysis of how global education can be taught so that students learn to resist stereotypes, anticipate complexity, develop openmindness and other attributes of thinking globally.

Citation: Case, Roland. Social Education, 57(6), 318-325.

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Kiel Institute for World Economics

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because The Kiel Institute is dedicated to research of global economics.  Interested PhD students or educators of global economics should consult Kiel Institute publications and internship opportunities for research opportunities.  This site is most appropriate for post-secondary students of global education, specifically global economics. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Making Connections Between Multicultural & Global Education: Teacher Educators & Teacher Education Programs. (1996).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it profiles of programs and individuals that prepare teachers to teach from and about multicultural and global perspectives with an awareness of diversity and global interconnectedness in their teaching. The book has sections on (1) Learning from Current Practice: Looking Across Profiles of Teacher Educators and Teacher Education Programs, (2) Profiles of Teacher Educators and Teacher Education Programs by Country and Province/State (in Canada and the U.S.), and (3) Literature and Listservs for Making Connections Between Multicultural and Global Education.

Citation: Merryfield, Merry M. (editor). Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE). ($20 members/$25.00 non-members).

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Outreach World

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 6, 2012

Recommended because Outreach World is an international education resource for teachers.  On this site can be found cross-curriculum resources K-12, Travel Opportunities for Educators, professional development, and Global Education resource publication news. Start by clicking on Resources, then searching through classroom resources based on identified parameters.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Peace Corps World Wide Schools

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site seeks to match students in U.S. classrooms with Peace Corp volunteers around the world. A major goal of the Peace Corp World Wise Schools is to promote the development of cross-cultural relationships between student, teachers and Peace Corp volunteers. Start by clicking on Programs for Educators to learn more about the Peace Corps’ programs as it relates to cross-cultural learning.  In addition, the site has information about lesson plans, videos, and activities appropriate for grades 3-12.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Pedagogy for Global Perspectives in Education: Studies of Teachers’ Thinking and Practice. (1998).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it examines perspectives on current practice in global education from master teachers, practicing teachers, and pre-service teachers The article provides a thorough analysis of the commonalities of (teaching students about their own cultures and diverse cultures through multiple perspectives) and differences in (master teachers focus much more on global and local inequities, interdisciplinary approaches, higher level thinking, and cross-cultural experiential learning) in (global education) theory and teaching practice.

Citation: Merryfield, Merry M. Theory and Research in Social Education, 26(3), 342-379.

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Project Learning Tree (PLT)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because PLT, an international environmental education program for educators and students in Pre-K-12, is a program of the program of the American Forest Foundation, one of the most widely used environmental education programs in the United States and abroad. Start with PLT curriculum materials for lesson plans, ideas, and activities for students in Pre-K-8 and 9-12. For community action and service learning projects, ideas, and activities, check GreenWorks! Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Reconnecting: From National to Global Curriculum. (1995).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it uses a four-dimensional model of global education–spatial, temporal, issues, and inner–to explore global education curriculum reforms in Canada, the UK, and Australia. The handbook also contains lessons, activities, and programs for middle to high school students in Art, English, Geography, History, Mathematics, Modern Foreign Languages, Science, and Technology. The handbook provides (1) examples of how to infuse global perspectives across the curriculum and (2) whole-school case studies of the implementation of global education.

Citation: Pike, Graham, & Selby, David. Surrey, UK: World Wildlife Fund for Nature UK.

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Rethinking Our Framework for Understanding the World. (2002).

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Recommended because it explores teaching about the blending of cultures, which involves the study of the increasing cultural hybridism and the growing interdependence of political, economic, military, health, and religious ideas associated with globalization that counters an educational framework based on the the imperial legacy of division.

Citation: Merryfield, Merry M. Theory and Research in Social Education, 30(1), 148-151.

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Schooling for a Global Age. (1979).

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Recommended because it provides a comprehensive examination on how curriculum and instruction can help or hinder the development of global perspectives. The book also presents arguments for and against aspects of improving and expanding global perspectives in elementary and secondary schools. Chapter titles are (1) A Visit to Middleston’s World-Centered Schools: A Scenario, (2) The World and the School: A Case for World-Centered Education, (3) Psychological and Institutional Obstacles to the Global Perspective in Education, (4) Imperatives for Global Education, (5) Elementary School Programs, (6) Secondary School Programs, (7) Other Agencies Promoting a World-Centered View: The World Outside the School, (8) Curriculum Planning for World-Centered Schools, and (9) Looking Ahead–An Agenda for Action. Pages 46-47 provide an excellent synthesis of three views of global education–(1) world-centered, (2) world affairs or foreign policy studies, and (3) world cultures or area studies.

Citation: Becker, James M. (editor). New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Schools of the World

Posted by: globaledadmin on Sunday, February 5, 2012

Recommended because Schools of the World programs include email pen pals, schools around the world (including photos, blogs, and general information), forums for discussion, and other interactive features for students and educators looking for international communication exchange opportunities.  Be aware that while this site is moderated, it is possible for students to share or receive information deemed questionable. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Spaceship Earth: Our Global Environment. (1991).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because because it features international rock star, Sting and young people from six continents in an exploration of (1) connections between people, nature, and technology and (2) critical global and environmental issues.

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Starting Small: Teaching Children Tolerance. (1997).

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Recommended because it is an excellent training/in-service tool for early childhood educators. The video and supplementary guide (1) are designed for self-reflection or group discussion and (2) profile exemplary pre-K through 3rd grade classrooms in which peace, equity and justice are guiding themes.

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Teaching about Global Awareness with Simulations & Games. (1994).

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Recommended because it contains simulations and games for middle and high school students to help them explore global issues (i.e., technology and development, politics, human rights, and world trade and interdependence). The activity book contains detailed instructions/debriefing information and reproducible handouts.

Citation: Lamy, Steven, et al. Denver: Center for Teaching International Relations (CTIR) ($34.95).

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Teaching World History: A Resource Book. (1997).

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Recommended because it provides lesson plans and ideas that focus on cross-cultural exchange, global themes, and comparative analyses in order to teach historical thinking and inquiry. The book is divided into three parts: Part 1 explores approaches to teaching world history and provides world history curricular models; Part 2 explores world history topics and issues (i.e., gender, religion, art, environment, civilizations, political systems, literature, trade, technology, philosophy, etc.); Part 3 provides strategies and lessons for elementary through graduate-level students.

Citation: Roupp, Heidi (editor). Armonk, NY: M. E. Sharp.

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The Danger of a Single Story: Chimamanda Adichie

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because Chimamanda Adichie shares a personal account of how her Nigerian authentic culture was overshadowed by outside cultural childhood influences.  Adichie also highlights cultural issues of stereotype and generalization.  Appropriate for secondary students, this video would serve a very educational tool for teaching about Africa and cross-cultural learning.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Global SchoolNet/Schoolhouse

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this organization seeks to connect students around the world via e-learning cross-curricular projects.  Start with Programs for teaching materials, Professional Development materials for Educators, and collaborative opportunities.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

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Thinking Globally about Language Education. (1995).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it explores three themes of what constitutes a global education in language education–(1) changing views of language and literacy, (2) acknowledgment of the sociopolitical nature of language and literacy, and (3) the nature of today’s classrooms. The chapters address the nature of language and literacy around the world and within our communities, families, and schools.

Citation: Chapman, Marilyn, & Anderson, James (editors). Vancouver, BC: Research and Development in Global Studies.

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Thinking Globally about Mathematics & Science Education. (1995).

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Recommended because it proposes a philosophical framework for thinking globally in the sciences and mathematics. The book also (1) examines the relationship between environmental literacy and a global perspective, (2) discusses and acknowledges the contributions of ‘traditional’/indigenous science to the modern world, (3) suggest a ‘teaching for caring’ approach that could alter student attitudes, behavior, and values, (4) discusses teachers’ conceptualizations of the ‘environment and their views on environmental education, (5) explores how mathematical ideas developed from human needs, (6) presents the perspective that mathematics is not culturally pure/neutral, (7) discusses using ‘ethnomathematics’ as an integration the history of mathematics, anthropology, and cultural history, and (8) explores the impact of technology on reading and writing in global education.

Citation: Snively, Gloria, & MacKinnon, Allan (editors). Vancouver, BC: Research and Development in Global Studies.

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Thinking Globally about Social Studies Education. (1995).

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Recommended because it explores  (1) a four dimensional model of what it means to be globally educated–spatial, global issues, temporal, and inner–and five requisite strands of global education–systems consciousness, perspective consciousness, health of the planet awareness, involvement consciousness and preparedness, and process mindedness, (2) the goal of helping students see the world in non-ethnocentric, non-stereotypical ways in order to promote (a) open-mindedness, full mindedness, and fair-mindedness, (3) moral education and the development of empathy, (4) the concept/pedagogy of ‘hope’ in global education, (5) global education pedagogy in teacher education, and (6) social action projects as a pedagogical tool in global education.

Citation: Fowler, Robert, & Wright, Ian (editors). Vancouver, BC: Research and Development in Global Studies.

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Thinking Globally about the Arts in Education. (1995).

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Recommended because it explores the implications and contributions of the visual and performing arts in global education. Specifically, the book explores (1) the importance of seeing art from a cultural point of view, (2) the construction of the Other within the imaginary worlds of drama, (3) the meaning of art across cultures, (4) the ‘collective’ vision created by using the arts to recreate and re-imagine the world and ourselves, (5) the art and culture of indigenous peoples, (6) the origins of the International Society for Education through Art, and (7) the power of visual and literary metaphors in uncovering and examining global issues.

Citation: MacGregor, Ronald (editor). Published by The Research and Development in Global Studies Centre, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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UNICEF The State of the World’s Children

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its many resources on the world’s children, their issues and lives.  See reports on the state of the world’s children along with many other publications, information by country, and other topics.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

United Nations International Model United Nations

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Recommended because it links to the Model UN conference. The Conference Handbook is available online (HTML and .pdf formats) for teachers and students preparing for Model UN conferences. The FAQ page provides useful information.  Be aware that this website is strictly devoted to the annual United National International Model United Nations Conference.  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights. (1988).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this is the music video for the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights. Short psychedelic cartoons illustrate each of the Declaration’s 30 articles. They are mostly clever and amusing. For example, the segment for Article 12, which includes guarantees against arbitrary interference with correspondence, features a letter ripped out of an envelope and attacked by an army of needles poking and shredding. The entire series of short cartoons almost all of which are 30 seconds or less would make an excellent prompt for students to complete their own illustrations of these and any other rights they believe should be universal. Students could also be divided into small groups to perform improvisations based on the Universal Declaration or to create pantomimes and perform them as in a game of charades, with other students guessing which article is being acted out.
Review from Rethinking Schools/Rethinking Globalization Resources Page, 07/2002.

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Using Electronic Technologies to Promote Equity and Cultural Diversity in Social Studies and Global Education.

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Recommended because it explores the potential of new electronic technologies to be used to promote equity, diversity, and cross-cultural understanding. Specifically, the article focuses on the use electronic threaded discussions and its application in social studies/global education graduate courses.

Citation: Merryfield, Merry M. Theory and Research in Social Education, 28(4), 502.-526.

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Web Sites for Teachers (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is an extension of the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Center for International Education for Educators of K-16.  It provides excellent links to online resources, especially the Teaching Resource Guides.  Relevant information is included for global education, sustainability, conflict, security, and cultural understanding. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

World Learning

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Recommended because because World Learning, a private, non-profit international educational services organization, offers educational and training programs that enable participants to develop leadership capabilities and cross-cultural competence required to advance international understanding, work effectively in multicultural environments, and achieve sustainable development at the community level or on a national scale. Start by clicking on the Explore Our Programs link. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

World Population

Posted by: globaledadmin on Saturday, February 4, 2012

Recommended because this video highlights global population growth in the last 2000 years, demonstrating the strain on the environment and food production. Presented in a chronological timeline, it is also accompanied by visual representations of historical events.  This is an excellent video to be used with middle school and high school students for understanding the relationships between population, environment, and food sources.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Worldly Teachers: Cultural Learning and Pedagogy. (1998).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it is examines the extent to which extensive international study and experience affect teaching practice and how/why teachers learn, especially cultural learning, through an analysis of teacher narratives. Chapters explore (1) theoretical perspectives that helped the author to conceptually frame teacher narratives, (2) issues of participant voice and relationships, and (3) the lives and experiences of the teachers before their international experiences. The book also (1) analyzes the content and context of the teachers’ international experiences, (2) explores teachers’ beliefs about how their international experiences affect their lives and their teaching practices, (2) analyzes their personal and professional transformations, and (3) presents ways international experiences/education can be infused in curriculum.

Citation: Germain, Martha H. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.

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Worldmapper

Posted by: globaledadmin on Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Recommended because Worldmapper is an enormous database of maps which resize countries and regions according to various categories (ex. population, food, education) to convey data.  Start with Map Categories  to locate unique variables and access maps.  Each map is accompanied by a description of the data, and also contains a link to a printable .pdf of the  map.  This site would be an excellent teaching tool for students in the classroom to understand differences in human geography around the world. Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.