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Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies

Effective Instructional Approaches


Edited By Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu and William B. Russell III

This book on global issues, trends, and practices is intended to serve primarily as an instructional and learning resource in social studies methods courses for preservice teachers. In addition, it is an effective social studies and global education resource for college faculty, graduate students, inservice educators, and other professionals because it has divergent, practical, and relevant ideas. Teaching global education is challenging. It requires an understanding of globalization and how it affects policies, reforms, and education. Therefore, this book explores real global issues in the classroom and also offers different innovative instructional strategies that educators have employed while teaching social studies courses. The volume includes detailed reviews of literature and research findings which facilitate the design of quality pertinent units and lessons plans. Indeed, this book is a critical tool to help educators and students to gain a better understanding of globalization and global education.
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I express appreciation to all the educators who answered the call for manuscripts. Due to their generous contribution of quality chapters, this book is now a reality. Because these educators have shared their experiences and wisdom generously, Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies: Effective Instructional Approaches is now available as a resource for global and social studies educators. Although this work is perhaps most beneficial to such educators, others will most certainly benefit because these chapter contributors have employed a variety of philosophical, theoretical and experiential lenses relative to globalization and global education.

Many thanks to the following chapter reviewers for providing meaningful feedback: Rebecca C. Aguayo, Linda Bennett, Aaron Bodle, Kenneth T. Carano, Antonio J. Castro, Catherine Cooke-Canitz, Paul G. Fitchett, Erik Garrett, Rosanna M. Gatens, Jason R. Harshman, Mirynne Igualada, Joshua Kenna, Toni Fuss Kirkwood-Tucker, Joe O’Brien, Cynthia Poole, Dilys Schoorman, Rachayita Shah, Daniel W. Stuckart, Karen Thomas-Brown, Thomas N. Turner, Ozum Ucok-Sayrak, Stewart Waters and Cameron White. I am deeply indebted to these reviewers and chapter contributors because their efforts were on a voluntary basis.

I am equally indebted to my co-editors, John Kambutu and William B. Russell III. This book project would not have been possible without their support and expertise.

Finally, many thanks to Michael A. Peters, Chris Myers, Stephen Mazur, Phyllis Korper, Sarah Stack, and Jackie Pavlovic of Peter Lang Publishing for facilitating the publication of this book.


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