* Discusses the significance of global citizenship in a world with diminishing borders* Highlights the role of education in a society that constantly faces change and conflictThe world is rapidly changing, growing more interdependent and complex, with new connections and problems that transcend national and cultural boundaries. To survive and succeed in this environment, individuals must understand the driving forces of globalization and the trends that are likely to shape our future. Employing an accessible "connect-the-dots" metaphor, Coming of Age in a Globalized World: The Next Generation pulls together the threads that link humanity. Authors J. Michael Adams and Angelo Carfagna show how educating world citizens can help to reconcile national bonds and global interests They provide a comprehensive landscape of current issues and conflicts in global politics as they challenge the next generation to shape viable answers to these global issues.Shedding light on the realities and myths of globalization, this book is geared toward students, educators, and all concerned for the future. Coming of Age in a Globalized World offers each reader the promise of a perspective conducive to global change -- an opportunity that humanity must embrace to overcome 21st century conflicts and challenges.For a special reading guide for this book, as well as articles and other supplementary materials visit www.nextgenerationbook.comTo review the syllabus, course outlines, assignments and resources for the course that the authors created around this text, go to webcampus.fdu.edu. Use "fdu" as both the username and password.