Globalization Vision for Multicultural Education

By Yang-Seok Fred Yoo.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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We are living in very ‘interesting times.’ The ‘time and space’ boundaries of traditional societies are disappearing and a new world is emerging that is no longer by regional or national borders. We are interacting among multiregional and multicultural societies in real time. Advancements in modern information and communication technologies are accelerating these social transformations and making modern societies highly interconnected, intercultural and heterogeneous. In the backdrop of this fast changing multicultural and heterogeneity of our societies, it is of greater urgency to revisit the national educational curriculum and question the adequacy of preparing and developing future citizens and leaders who can recognize complexities, respect differences and adapt and lead in our world. Furthermore, multicultural education needs to be an integral component of the modern educational process. This paper reflects on the effects of globalization and societal heterogeneity and proposes a globalization vision for multicultural education. Discussions of multicultural education developments in Japan, Korea and China are also included.

Keywords: Multicultural Education, Globalization, Internationalization, International Education, Educational Curriculum

Global Studies Journal, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp.297-304. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 606.887KB).

Yang-Seok Fred Yoo

Professor, Department of General Education, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

Mr. Yoo, Yang-Seok Fred, Professor of General Education at Kookmin University, earned B.S in Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College, M.S in Computer Science from Brown University, MBA from Columbia University and M.A (Suma Cum Laude) in Intercultural Leadership from Asia Pacific College. Mr. Yoo pursues academic and research interests in globalization and multicultural implications in education, and he is currently working with various leading world organizations. He is the author of the first authoritative English book on Korean tea culture, ‘The Book of Korean Tea – A Guide to the History, Culture and Philosophy of Korean Tea and the Tea Ceremony.’

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