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By Marcelo Suarez-Orozco

A world amassing of major students, policymakers, and educators takes on one of the most tough and arguable problems with our time during this groundbreaking exploration of ways globalization is affecting schooling all over the world. The individuals, drawing from cutting edge study in either the social sciences and the neurosciences, study the demanding situations and possibilities now dealing with colleges due to enormous migration flows, new fiscal realities, new applied sciences, and the turning out to be cultural range of the world's significant towns. Writing for a large viewers, they tackle such questions as: How can we train all early life to boost the talents and sensibilities essential to thrive in globally associated, technologically interconnected economies? What can faculties do to fulfill the pressing have to teach transforming into numbers of migrant adolescence liable to failure in societies already divided through inequality? What are the boundaries of cultural tolerance as tensions over gender, faith, and race threaten social team spirit in faculties and neighborhoods alike? Bringing jointly students with deep event in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the center East, this paintings, grounded in wealthy examples from daily life, is extremely appropriate not just to students and policymakers but additionally to all stakeholders answerable for the daily workings of faculties in towns around the globe.

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He develops a contextual and historical framework for understanding the impact of women’s education in four continents. His analysis of the rapid expansion of schooling in the developing world, particularly during the last half of the twentieth century, and his thoughtful explanation of the familial and environmental circumstances that, in addition to education, may contribute to changes in health, reproduction, and child development pat- INTRODUCTION / 25 terns are important contributions to our understanding of global educational challenges.

Over time, teachers began to sense a new kind of student engagement and performance displacing the former boredom and anomie that is a deadly reality in diverse student bodies in global city schools. 21 Classrooms such as Tensta’s are beginning to emerge in a number of the world’s global cities. Tensta testifies to the main pillars that define learning for the global era: increasing diversity; increasing complexity; premiums placed on collaboration and interdisciplinary work, taking multiple perspectives on problems, and moving across language and cultural boundaries; and the sophisticated use of state-of-the-art technologies to enhance student engagement.

What is at stake if we fail to integrate immigrant youngsters? In her contribution, Dr. Wikan describes the deadly results of the failure to seriously engage, critique, and outlaw cultural practices that violate an individual’s human rights. Wikan, an eminent Norwegian anthropologist with extensive fieldwork experience in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe, examines the “honor killing” of Fadime Sahindal as a cultural paradigm of a death foretold, illustrating the deep ideological conflicts that many liberal European 3 4 / M .

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