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Exploring Globalization Opportunities and Challenges in Social Studies

Effective Instructional Approaches

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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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Lydiah Nganga (Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wyoming) is Associate Professor of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center. She teaches humanities/social studies methods and other education courses. Dr. Nganga has published two books and has authored/co-authored numerous articles and book chapters.

John Kambutu (Ph.D. in education from the University of Wyoming) is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at the University of Wyoming/Casper College Center. He has published many scholarly articles and book chapters. Dr. Kambutu guest-edited a special issue entitled “Multicultural Education in an Internationalized/globalized Age” in Multicultural Perspectives: The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

William B. Russell III (Ph.D. in social science education from The Florida State University) is Associate Professor of Social Science Education at The University of Central Florida. He is the editor of the preeminent journal in the field of social studies education, The Journal of Social Studies Research. Dr. Russell has also authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles related to social studies education.

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