Coming of Age in a Globalized World: The Next Generation

Kumarian Press, 2006 - 256 páginas
* 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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Dr. J. Michael Adams currently serves as Fairleigh Dickinson University's sixth president. Dr. Adams is a member of the executive committee 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. Angelo Carfagna is Director of Communications and Special Projects for Fairleigh Dickinson University. An award-winning writer and editor, he has collaborated 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.

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