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Rethinking the Social Studies Curriculum in the Context of Globalization

Title: Rethinking the Social Studies Curriculum in the Context of Globalization: Education for Global Citizenship in the US.
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Name(s): Myers, John, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2006
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Scholarship on globalization suggests that new forms of democratic citizenship and politics are emerging, yet the US educational system remains resistant to global perspectives in the curriculum and continues to favors national identity and patriotism over learning about the world. A national approach to citizenship, which is the norm in US social studies classrooms, is unable to explain the complexity of global issues and their impact on students' lives. The argument is made that a new orientation to social studies education is necessary in order to understand and address the effects of globalization. Two exemplary programs that teach about the world illustrate some of the problems and issues with global perspectives specific to the US educational context. These cases indicate that, while there is a strong base for global studies, significant aspects of globalization are overlooked in the social studies curriculum.
Translational Abstract: In this article, two programs that teach about the world were used to illustrate some of the problems and issues with the national approach to citizenship as it is often taught in U.S. social studies classrooms. These case studies highlighted the shortcomings of emphasizing national identity and patriotism when trying to explain complex aspects of globalization and how they relate to students’ lives. The article suggests ways in which a new orientation in the social studies curriculum might be able to overcome these limitations.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0003 (IID), 10.1080/00933104.2006.10473313 (DOI)
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the journal Theory and Research in Social Educaiton, Copyright © 2006 Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2006.10473313
Citation: Myers, J.P. (2006). Rethinking the Social Studies Curriculum in the Context of Globalization: Education for Global Citizenship in the U.S. Theory and Research in Social Education, 34(3), 370-394.
Subject(s): Education
Study and teaching
Teachers -- Training of
Teaching -- Vocational guidance
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0003
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Theory and Research in Social Education.
Issue: 3, 34

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Myers, J. (2006). Rethinking the Social Studies Curriculum in the Context of Globalization: Education for Global Citizenship in the US. Theory And Research In Social Education. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0003