Worldmindedness: Taking off the blinders

Merry M. MERRYFIELD, Tin Yau Joe LO, Sum Cho PO, Masataka KASAI

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A dynamic web of global interconnectedness has expanded the engagement and political efficacy of citizens in the 21st century. The acceleration of knowledge creation, the dynamics of electronic communication and the resulting availability of global perspectives are changing the nature of public discourse and action. As more and more people gain access to information and interact with individuals and communities across the planet, they acquire new worldminded ways of learning, debating, and creating which in turn expand the scope of civic consciousness and responsibilities beyond national borders. In this article we look at ways in which teachers in Hong Kong, Japan and the United States are preparing young people to become worldminded citizens. Copyright © 2007 East Carolina University.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6-20
JournalJournal of Curriculum and Instruction
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


Merryfield, M. M., Lo, J. T.-Y., Po, S. C., & Kasai, M. (2008). Worldmindedness: Taking off the blinders. Journal of Curriculum and Instruction, 2(1), 6-20.


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