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1 EDPS 490G Global Studies Seminar Fall 2006 Time: Tuesdays 12:30 - 1:20 PM Room: BRNG 1254 Instructor: Mash Bat-Erdene, Ph.D. Office: BRNG 5129 Office Hours: by appointment Telephone: 494-0086 Email: [email protected] Required Text: Selections of articles and other materials in hard copy and online will be assigned. Suggested Readings: Lecher, F. J., & Boli, J. (2004). The Globalization Reader (2nd ed.). Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Rotberg, I. C. (2004). Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform. Lanham, MA: ScarecrowEducation. Gutek, G. L. (2006). American Rducation in a Global Society: International and Comparative Perspectives (2nd ed.). Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press. Kubow, P. K., & Fissum, P. R. (2007). Comparative Education: Exploring Issues in International Context (2nd ed.). Columbus, OH: Pearson Prentice Hall. Web Site: This course is being managed via WebCT Vista at Course Description: The purpose of this 1 credit hour seminar is to assist the students in incorporating global perspectives into existing curriculums and pedagogies. Internationalization of the curriculum, technology, globalization, and educational reform will be discussed. Identity, culture, and policy issues in transnational contexts will be presented. Course Format: The seminar will include a combination of presentation and discussion. Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this seminar, each student will: • Demonstrate awareness of need for global studies in education. • Be knowledgeable about internationalization of the curriculum. • Demonstrate knowledge of issues of organizational change and educational policy. • Describe identity and culture in transnational contexts. • Understand the global issues in classroom learning and management. • Discuss key issues in educational technology, globalization, and educational reform.2 Determination of Grades: Your grade in the course will be based on the following: 40% Case Presentations 35% Session Discussion Leader 25% Class participation Case Presentation: I expect you to read the readings assigned each week, and come to class prepared to discuss them. In addition, each of you will present two cases from your “Study Abroad” experience and/or project on internationalization for class discussion. Session Discussion Leader: You will each take responsibility for one topic, providing the class with two or more related readings before the class session and leading us in a discussion about the topic. Creativity in presenting your topic is an important component of your grade. Course Grading Standards: 90 - 100% = A 80 - 89% = B 70 - 79% = C 60 - 69% = D < 60% = F Schedule (subject to change, as necessary): DATE TOPIC READINGS 8/29 Orientation 9/5 Globalization: Introduction What is Globalization? -- The Three Tensions of Globalization -- Web Quest -- 9/12 Internationalization of the Curriculum: some practical ways in which schools have sought to internationalize their curriculum Global Education Checklist -- Kirkwood, T. F. Preparing teachers to teach from a global perspective. The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin v. 67 no. 2 (Winter 2001) p. 5-12 9/19 Technology, Globalization and Educational Reform: key social, ethical, and policy dimensions of new technology use in schools, and the challenges and opportunities provided by globalization Stith, M. T. Going Global? Go All the Way. BizEd v. 5 no. 4 (May/June 2006) p. 56-7 9/26 Technology, Globalization and Educational Reform: access and equity Technology and Global Education -- issues, censorship, privacy, commercialization, new forms of literacy, online communication, and developing a "global community" through the Internet ml 10/3 Global Issues in Classroom Learning and Management: classroom management, discipline, and other pedagogical issues relevant to teaching in transnational contexts Schooling and Citizenship in a Global Age -- Suarez-Orozco, M. M. Rethinking Education In the Global Era. Phi Delta Kappan v. 87 no. 3 (November 2005) p. 209-12 10/10 October Break 10/17 Global Issues in Classroom Learning and Management: current approaches to pedagogy are based on assumptions of cultural homogeneity and national character Global Culture: Mega? Mono? Multi? Or something else? -- Kagan, S. L., et. al., A New World View: Education in a Global Era. Phi Delta Kappan v. 87 no. 3 (November 2005) p. 184-7 10/24 Globalization and Educational Policy: cultural homogeneity and global inequalities 10/31 Globalization and Educational Policy: Case Studies American Foreign Policy: Learning to Lead Anew -- 11/7 Identity and Culture in Transnational Contexts: migrant experiences in the US and their implications for education, bilingual and multicultural education 11/14 Identity and Culture in Transnational Contexts: Case Studies 11/21 Organizational Change in Education: change in traditional and non-traditional educational settings and on change in a globalizing societal context South Carolina and Globalization -- 11/28 Organizational Change in Education: Case Studies Anagnostopoulos, D., et. al., The Decentered Teacher and the Construction of Social Space in the Virtual Classroom. Teachers College Record v. 107 no. 8 (August 2005) p. 1699-729 12/5 Study Abroad: Experience & Issues Presentations 12/12 No class4 Useful links: Global Envision -- Globalization and Education -- Indiana’s Academic Standard -- The American Forum for Global Education -- The Globalist – The daily online magazine --

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