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Educating the Whole Child for the Whole WorldThe Ross School Model and Education for the Global Era$
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Marcelo M. Suarez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780814741405

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814741405.001.0001

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The Case for Global Education

The Case for Global Education

(p.43) 2 The Case for Global Education
Educating the Whole Child for the Whole World

John Sexton

NYU Press

This chapter maintains that education must prepare students to become engaged and contributing citizens. This task takes on a new meaning in the twenty-first century as the great compression of the world—a consequence of the spread of technology and information, the interdependence of economies, the transnational nature of human challenges, and increasing diversity—will only accelerate. The chapter shares a vision of an education for global citizenship that nurtures curious students who approach new situations and unfamiliar people by asking what they can learn from them. It also finds strong parallels between New York University's global vision and Ross', indicating a shared commitment to foster responsible citizens as a critical factor to their students' success. The chapter defines global education as one that urges students to test existing knowledge and to uncover new ones through constant encounter with various perspectives.

Keywords:   global education, globalization, economic interdependence, diversity, transnationalism, New York University, Ross School

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