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Education faculty co-author book on globalizing K-12 curriculum

Three faculty members in the School of Education have co-authored a book to assist K-12 teachers in globalizing their curriculum through the use of technology.

Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, in partnership with the American Forum on Global Education, Capturing Change: Globalizing the Curriculum through Technology, was written by Dr. Anne Wall, assistant professor of education, Dr. Carlette Hardin, professor of education, and Dr. Ann Harris, professor of education.
Three faculty members in the School of Education have co-authored a book to assist K-12 teachers in globalizing their curriculum through the use of technology.

Published by Rowman & Littlefield Education, in partnership with the American Forum on Global Education, “Capturing Change: Globalizing the Curriculum through Technology,” was written by Dr. Anne Wall, assistant professor of education, Dr. Carlette Hardin, professor of education, and Dr. Ann Harris, professor of education.

According to Dr. Thomas F. Koerner, vice president of Rowman & Littlefield Education, the American Forum on Global Education is an influential organization, especially with such groups as the United Nations as well as with foreign schools. Koerner indicated that a partnership with the American Forum on Global Education tends to open up international markets.

The book echoes APSU's new Vision Statement, which acknowledges the University's responsibility to prepare its students to succeed in a global society.

The book's editor wrote on the back cover: “Technology has made the world a smaller place. Today's students have actual and virtual access to more parts of the world than ever imagined by previous generations. So teachers must be skilled in providing a global perspective to the curriculum beyond the traditional focus on heroes and holidays, thus helping their students understand and appreciate those who live in different cultures.”

“Capturing Change” offers three models for globalizing the curriculum, activities that use technology and research on globalizing the curriculum that focuses on teaching social studies, science, mathematics, literature, related arts and physical education.

Wall, a former fifth-grade teacher who teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in instructional technology at APSU, has presented a number of strategies for integrating technology in the curriculum at local, state, national and international conferences. Among her many honors, she received the International Reading Association's Presidential Award for Reading and Technology for the Southeast region.

Hardin, who has served as president of the National Association for Development Education, is the author of numerous books and articles. Among her books, she wrote “Effective Classroom Management: Models and Strategies for Today's Classroom,” which was published by Merrill/Prentice Hall in 2004. As a result of her expertise, Hardin makes presentations across the nation on the topic of classroom management.

Harris, who has taught in the public schools for several years, is a reading specialist and teaches classes at the graduate and undergraduate level at APSU. Among her many honors and achievements, she currently serves as the International Reading Association state coordinator for Tennessee and was a six-year editor of the Tennessee Reading Association newsletter.

For more information about the book or to place orders, contact the publisher toll free at 1-800-462-6420.
—Dennie B. Burke