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Making Sense of a Globalizing World

Title: Making Sense of a Globalizing World: Adolescents' Explanatory Frameworks for Poverty.
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Name(s): Myers, John, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2008
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This research examined adolescents' explanatory frameworks for global poverty during their participation in an international studies program. Poverty, like other persistent social problems, has taken on new dimensions and scale due to globalization. International development theories were employed to analyze the range of their responses. The data showed that the students synthesized a range of information to make multifaceted explanations for poverty that included the role of globalization in structuring poverty. These findings suggest that adolescents can develop "synthesizing minds" although all students will not interpret the same information in the same way. Implications for the development of global citizenship in terms of the formation of ethical responsibilities to resolve social problems are also discussed.
Identifier: FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0004 (IID), 10.1080/00933104.2008.10473368 (DOI)
Note: This is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the journal Theory and Research in Social Education, Copyright © 2012 Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00933104.2008.10473368
Citation: Myers, J.P. (2008). Making Sense of a Globalizing World: Adolescents' Explanatory Frameworks for Poverty. Theory and Research in Social Education, 36(2), 95-123.
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-0004
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: School of Teacher Education Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: Theory and Research in Social Educaiton.
Issue: 2, 36

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Myers, J. (2008). Making Sense of a Globalizing World: Adolescents' Explanatory Frameworks for Poverty. Theory And Research In Social Educaiton. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_ste_faculty_publications-0004