Living on the Edge of Chaos: Leading Schools Into the Global Age

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ASQ Quality Press, Jan 1, 2008 - Education - 345 pages
"In the last decade it has become increasingly clear that life today is global on many levels, both personally and professionally, and that the twenty-first century will indeed be earmarked as the first age of global living for the masses. Educators have an obligation now to prepare students to function as global citizens, to work and live with people from other cultures, and to learn within the multiple forms of technology." "As in the first edition of this book, the authors argue that schools can adapt better to emerging global working and living conditions when they are free of bureaucratic thinking and instead hold systemic thinking as a mind-set. In this second edition, the authors have now added how a much sharper focus is needed: developing schools as global learning centers that prepare students now to be competent and caring global citizens. It is within the global context of living that the mission of schools needs to change course so that students, at every age, can become citizens who are both knowledgeable and skillful and who care about the human community and its sustainability."--BOOK JACKET.

About the author (2008)

Kristen Snyder is a Senior Lecturer at Mid Sweden University in Sweden. Michele Acker-Hocevar is a professor in Educational Leadership at Florida Atlantic University where she conducts research and works in the principal preparation program and also the doctoral program preparing future educational leaders and scholars. Karolyn J. Snyder is President of a non-profit global organization called the International School Connection (ISC), which represents a global learning network of educational leaders and youth leaders who are building schools as global learning centers.

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