Abstract 3- Volume 1, Number 3, Summer 2006

Social Studies Research and Practice

Volume 1, Number 3, Winter 2006



Toward Twenty-First Century Global Citizenship: A Teacher Education Curriculum

Mary Frances Agnello
David R. White
Wesley Fryer

Texas Tech University


Drawing from three areas of research, the authors propose a model for twenty-first century international teacher education. Through literacy, technology, and global citizenship education, future teachers can learn the interrelatedness of promoting human acceptance across national/political borders and global economic exigencies. As the movement of ideas, commerce, and people through means of improved transportation and computer technologies transform the notion of the nation state, diversity education will embrace international citizenship while remaining important in local and national contexts. Through focused teacher education, all of the academic disciplines hold promise for rich teaching and learning through critical literacy for an ecologically sound environment that ultimately will sustain global economical and political interrelations.

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About the Author(s)…

Mary Frances Agnello, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. Her research interests include teacher education, secondary education, and literacy in the social studies. Contact information: Maryfrances.agnello@ttu.edu, Texas Tech University

David White, Ed.D. is visiting professor in the Education Instructional Technology Department in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. His research interests include educational technology and media productions, as well as assistive technologies for the blind and visually impaired. Contact information: David.white@ ttu.edu

Wesley Fryer, M.A., is technology director in the College of Education at Texas Tech University. His research interests include community/university/school technology collaborations and disruptive technologies, as well as critical thinking and literacy. Contact information: Wesley.fryer@ttu.edu, Texas Tech University.