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Coming of Age in a Globalized World: The Next Generation / Edition 1

Coming of Age in a Globalized World: The Next Generation / Edition 1

by J. Michael Adams, Angelo CarfagnaJ. Michael Adams
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* Discusses the significance of global citizenship in a world with diminishing borders
* Highlights the role of education in a society that constantly faces change and conflict

The world is rapidly changing, growing more interdependent and complex, with new connections and problems that transcend national and cultural boundaries. To survive and succeed in this environment, individuals must understand the driving forces of globalization and the trends that are likely to shape our future. Employing an accessible "connect-the-dots" metaphor, Coming of Age in a Globalized World: The Next Generation pulls together the threads that link humanity.

Authors J. Michael Adams and Angelo Carfagna show how educating world citizens can help to reconcile national bonds and global interests They provide a comprehensive landscape of current issues and conflicts in global politics as they challenge the next generation to shape viable answers to these global issues.

Shedding light on the realities and myths of globalization, this book is geared toward students, educators, and all concerned for the future. Coming of Age in a Globalized World offers each reader the promise of a perspective conducive to global change — an opportunity that humanity must embrace to overcome 21st century conflicts and challenges.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781565492127
Publisher: Kumarian Press, Inc.
Publication date: 02/28/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

J. Michael Adams became Fairleigh Dickinson University's sixth president on July 1, 1999, following 15 years as an academic dean at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He previously was a professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego. Dr. Adams is President of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP) and is an IAUP representative to the United Nations. He also serves on the UN/IAUP Commission on Disarmament Education, Conflict Resolution and Peace, as well as the national council of the United Nations Association of the United States of America. Dr. Adams holds a B.S. from Illinois State University, Normal; an M.S. from University of Illinois, Urbana; and a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Angelo Carfagna is an award-winning writer, editor, communications consultant and international affairs and media studies scholar. He has worked on behalf of higher education for 13 years. As the director of communications and special projects for Fairleigh Dickinson University, he has worked closely with Dr. Michael Adams to promote and garner attention for the University's global mission. The two are frequent partners on various projects focusing on global education and world citizenship. He holds a B.A. from Montclair State University and an M.A. in political science from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Table of Contents

1) Making Connections; 2) It's a New World! So, What Else is New?; 3) My Country: Right, Wrong or Irrelevant?; 4) A Foundation for World Citizenship; 5) Globalization and World Citizenship after September 11; 6) A Global Education: Schooling World Citizens; 7) Genetic Roadmaps and Speed Bumps on the Route to World Citizenship; 8) Flying Toward the Future

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