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Merry M.Merryfield with LisaDuty

Humankind is experiencing one of the greatest periods of rapid change in its long history. Accelerated by new communication, transportation, and information technologies, today's world is characterized by the outcomes of globalization - the growing integration of local, national, and global economic, environmental, cultural, technological, and political systems. Increased connectivity over time and space is the essence of our global age (Tomlinson, 1999).

This chapter examines how some outcomes of globalization are changing what young people need to know and be able to do in order to be effective, engaged citizens. It is our underlying assumption that students must be prepared to be active participants in the world community as they live in a globally interconnected world, interact with people of diverse ...

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