Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2001.
Book — xxxi, 212 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Part One Families as educators for global citizenship: how families teach their children about the world, Judith Myers-Walls-- global citizenship - an essay on its contradictions, Peter Somlai-- families and globalization - a new social contract and agenda for research, Constance Flanagan-- families as educators for global citizenship - additional contributions and reflections. Part Two Families, modernization, and globalization: negotiation strategies in modern families - what does it mean for global citizenship?, Manuela duBois-Reymond-- the impact of modernization on elder-care - the case of Taiwan, Hsiang-Ming, Justine Kung, Chin-Chun Yi-- transformations of family norms - parents' expectations of their children's family life style, Hideki Watanabe-- task sharing and sex role attitudes in Greek returnees - a combination of cross-sectional and longitudinal data, Despina Sakka, Maria Dikaiou-- globalization, community violence and family -0 an anthropologist's account from Northern Ghana, Peter Skalnik-- reflections from a war zone - a partial essay and memorial tribute, Andjelka Milic-- families, modernization, and globalization - additional contributions and reflections. Part Three Families as educators: Hungarian adolescents attitudes toward their future, peace, and the environment, Olga Toth-- the tradition and change of family education in mainland China, Dai Keijing, Judith Myers-Walls-- families as environmental educators in the Sahel, Ousmane Thioune, Judith Myers-Walls-- war, mothers, and a girl with braids - involvement of mothers peace groups in the national discourse in Israel, Yael Azmon-- religion, spirituality, and the family - challenges for global citizenship, Jacqueline haessly, Judith Myers-Walls-- the parent's roles on educating about war and peace, Judith Myers-Walls-- families as educators - additional contributions and reflections.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This text describes the various ways in which families, especially parents, teach their children about the nature of the world in which they live and about other people in the world. The volume explores this subject by looking at globalization and what it will mean for contemporary children and examining how it is the responsibility of families, educational institution, and the media to create an enlightened population pool of potential leaders, managers, and "good citizens" for a new world order. The central theme of the book is to identify patterns of family life, and to present them in relation to the challenges and opportunities made possible by engaging the globalization process. (source: Nielsen Book Data)