High school students' perceptions of and attitudes toward globalization: an analysis of international baccalaureate students in Estado de Mexico, Mexico, and Texas, U.S.A.
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As the last few decades have seen a proliferation of debate concerning todayÃ¢ÂÂs international system referred to as Ã¢ÂÂglobalization,Ã¢ÂÂ education has seen an exponential rise in curriculum (such as that promoted by global education, international education, and the International Baccalaureate Organization) that instills students with Ã¢ÂÂinternational understandingÃ¢ÂÂ and Ã¢ÂÂglobal perspectives.Ã¢ÂÂ Through a two-site, interpretive study, this dissertation explored the nature of 15 studentsÃ¢ÂÂ international understanding and their grasp of globalization. Qualitative techniques for data collection involved open-ended questionnaires and interviews, and emergent category designation was employed for qualitative data analysis. International Baccalaureate students from Estado de MÃÂ©xico and Texas revealed complex, yet well-developed, perceptions of globalization that spoke of a system which privileges the powerful and leaves the developing world behind. Both U.S. and Mexican students were skeptical of the United StatesÃ¢ÂÂ position as the dominant player in world politics, economics, and global culture, and students from both sides of the border lamented local culture loss in globalization.
Brown, Jennifer Gayle (2006). High school students' perceptions of and attitudes toward globalization: an analysis of international baccalaureate students in Estado de Mexico, Mexico, and Texas, U.S.A.. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from