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Several significant and historical changes in the world indicate it is becoming a more negotiable place in which to live. Recent political changes with far reaching effects include the disarmament of nuclear warheads, the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the United Nations involvement in the "Desert Storm War," and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. There also have been technological changes that have provided an information explosion via media and communication capacities. Because of business priorities, overpopulation, and the materialistic nature of people, environmental changes continue to occur that are causing world-wide effects. These changes have helped pave the way for the political, economic, environmental and multiethnocentrical issues. We can no longer view the world from an isolationist vantage point nor should we educate our youth to do so. The need for interdependence is increasing. Ramler (1991) suggests that these changing circumstances call for effective global education throughout the curriculum.

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Master of Arts in Education


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Greg P. Stefanich


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