Effective Instructional Approaches
Edited By Lydiah Nganga, John Kambutu and William B. Russell III
Chapter Four: Immigration and Global Economies in the Context of Globalization: Lydiah Nganga, Keonghee Tao Han
Lydiah Nganga Keonghee Tao Han
In this chapter we examine immigration and global economies in the context of globalization. Globalization has led to new forms of colonialism and slavery, where powerful corporations from developed nations are taking over the land and natural resources of the Third World and forcing foreign-born immigrants to labor under inhumane conditions in host countries. In this neocolonial global context, we argue that global and multicultural education can be used to resolve global injustices and conflicts by helping instill in students a greater awareness of global interdependence and the need for social justice for all.
In this chapter, we examine immigration issues related to economic globalization and how these issues call for K–12 teachers and university instructors to become well-informed and proactive global multicultural educators. We explore the influence of international immigration, labor migration, economic marginalization, and displacement of local people by multinational corporations. Our hope is that in the face of the current phenomenon of an economically driven global diaspora, multicultural education can offer a possible solution to human rights and social injustices.
Globalization refers to internationalization and interconnectedness of the well-being of nations, the increasingly interdependent nature of the businesses, peoples, and the world as a whole (Green & Griffith, 2002; Kambutu & Nganga, 2008). Economic globalization means that economies are interdependent and integrated on a worldwide basis. Economic globalization has ← 37 | 38 → resulted in global communication and technology, international trade and business governance and agreement, increasing...
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