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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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Rebecca C. Aguayo is a graduate student in Social Studies Education at the University of Missouri (MU). Prior to graduate school, she taught secondary history for four years. Her research interests include human rights abuses and genocide education, curriculum policy, and global citizenship.

Linda Bennett is a Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Missouri (MU). In 2011–2012, she served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow. Bennett received her doctorate in Education, with an emphasis in elementary education, from the University of Northern Colorado. She has given more than ninety presentations on educator training and higher education in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and Switzerland. Dr. Bennett has published more than thirty international and national articles, seven book chapters, and Digital Age: Technology-Based K–12 Lesson Plans for Social Studies. She was selected as the editor for Social Studies and the Young Learner (2006–2010) and was the inaugural inductee into the University of Memphis Education Hall of Fame. MU honors include the Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award, and Graduate Professional Council Gold Chalk Award.

Dorothy Blanks was raised in Washington State and Seoul, Korea, and earned a BA in history from the University of Washington. Her master’s degree is in Secondary Education from the University of Guam, and she is now completing a PhD in Teacher Training in the Social Studies from the University of Tennessee. Dorothy taught middle school social studies and language...

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