Rethinking Education for a Global, Transcultural World

Edited by:
Encarna Soriano, Universidad de Almería

A volume in the series: Research in Social Education. Editor(s): Brad M. Maguth, The University of Akron.

Published 2015

The global networking promoted by technology, globalization and migration that are occurring at a large scale, requires school systems that develop in the students new types of skills, based on the ability to understand the world and its problems and instill a sense of responsibility and cooperation to enhance the resolution of the great problems of mankind.

Rethinking education is essential in a global, transcultural, changing and communicated world. Throughout the book Rethinking Education for a Global, Transcultural World is argued and analyzed how to build relationships between the school and society, and the possibilities of transcending the barriers in different national contexts: Chile, Israel, Mexico, Morocco, Poland, and Spain.

The main goal we want to achieve with the contributions made in the book is to know how education systems and schools in different countries respond to the social changes caused by globalization, migration and new communication technologies.

The authors are professors of different scientific disciplines and different faiths, cultures and points of view, living the realities described in the chapters and thinking from these realities how to improve and how should be the education in a global, challenging and ever-changing world. We stress the importance of this book and its implications in the education of children and youth and in the preparation of teachers. For this reason, this is a book designed for teachers of primary and secondary schools, parents, principals, supervisors, university teachers who prepare school teachers, university students and those who want to know and think about education in a global and intercultural world and new forms of communication to face learning, whether at local or at world level.

The mission of all is continue building education, and to facilitate this work in this book are presented contributions and recommendations of professionals around the world that will allow the reader to know, analyze, understand and appreciate the importance of education to prepare students to function with open and critical thinking in a global world. The chapters do not offer a panacea, but offer many ideas on how, through education, prepare citizens for a global and transcultural society.

Introduction, Encarnación Soriano. Acknowledgements. PART I: THE RESPONSE OF EDUCATION FOR A GLOBAL AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY. ICT in the Service of Humanism: An Optimistic Vision for the Future of Education in Postmodern Democratic Societies, Aharon Aviram. Reinventing Education in a Global World, Encarnación Soriano. The Challenge of Training Teachers for a Transcultural and Cosmopolitan World, Miguel A. Santos Rego and Mar Lorenzo Moledo. Global Education in Poland, Krystyna M. Błeszynska, Marek Szopski and Laura Koba. PART II: DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES OF EDUCATION IN A GLOBAL WORLD. The Other Side of Immigration: Social and Scholastic Rearrangement of Young People in Communities of Guanajuato, Mexico, Adriana Robles Valle. The Moroccan Education System: Facing the Challenges of Globalization, Diouri Jaouad. Quality of Education: Contesting Democratization Outcomes from within International Stakes Testing, Verónica López, Paula Ascorra, María de los Ángeles Bilbao, Iván Moya, Macarena Morales, and Juan Carlos Oyanedel. Ruptures, Continuities and New Creations in the Establishment Processes of Immigrant Families to the Basque Country: Implications for Education, Feli Etxeberria and Nahia Intxausti. About the Authors.