- global learning centers
- global citizens
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 mindset. 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.
Educators will necessarily push the boundaries of schooling and break barriers so that global opportunities and challenges can be pursued. In the process, educators are finding themselves living on the edge of chaos, a necessary condition for stimulating significant and enduring change. This is a big moment in the history of education, one that needs courageous people to imagine new schooling futures, those who find ways to link to the local and global business communities and also consult educators around the world that have a similar mission.
"…the second edition of this chaos book will certainly help disseminate new ideas and methodologies of education all over the world and connect educators across borders to develop the educational wisdom that is needed in this dynamic and challenging global age of living and learning."