Authors: James H. Landman and Charlotte C. Anderson
This publication considers the phenomena of globalization and border crossings in our modern world and the challenges and opportunities these phenomena present to democratic governance. The booklet raises questions of national identity and citizenship, as well as the kind of education that will best prepare young people to fulfill their civic responsibilities in such a world.
Part I looks at a theory of globalization through the experiences of two different groups of border crossers, one moving between the United States and Mexico and another between South America and Japan.
Part II examines opportunities for global participation, stressing the many opportunities available to informed citizens to exercise their civic responsibilities at local, national, and international levels and help determine the goals and boundaries of globalization.
Part III concludes the publication by taking on the challenge of delineating what a globally aware civic education might look like and how it might be achieved.