This volume offers a remarkable collection of theoretically and practically grounded conversations with internationally recognized scholars, who share their perspectives on Global Citizenship Education (GCE) in relation to university research, teaching, and learning.
Conversations on Global Citizenship Education brings together the narratives of a diverse array of educators who share their unique experiences of navigating GCE in the modern university. Conversations focus on why and how educators’ theoretical and empirical perspectives on GCE are essential for achieving an all-embracing GCE curriculum which underpins global peace. Drawing on the Freirean concept of "conscientization", GCE is presented as an educational imperative to combat growing inequality, seeping nationalism, and post-truth politics.
This timely volume will be of interest to educators who are seeking to develop their theoretical understanding of GCE into teaching practice, researchers and students who are new to GCE and who seek dynamic starting points for their research, and general audience who are interested in learning more about the history, philosophy, and practice of GCE.
Table of Contents
Carlos A. Torres
Introduction. Conversations with educators on Global Citizenship Education: In the pursuit of social justice
PART I: Critical Views on Global Citizenship Education: Critical Pedagogy, Otherwise/Post-Coloniality, Conviviality and Planetary Citizenship
Chapter 1. Critical Pedagogy and Global Citizenship Education
Henry A. Giroux, Emiliano Bosio
Chapter 2. Global Citizenship Otherwise
Sharon Stein, Vanessa Andreotti
Chapter 3. Global Citizenship Education as a Counter – Colonial Project: Engaging Multiple Knowledge Systems for Transformational Change.
Chapter 4. From Global to Planetary Citizenship: A Proposal for Evolving Brazil University Curriculum
Silvia Elisabeth Moraes, Eduardo Moraes Arraut and Josefina Moraes Arraut
Chapter 5. Cultivating Global Citizenship Education and Its Implications for Education in South Africa
PART II: Global Skills for Social Justice, Critical Semiotics and the Intersections of Neoliberalism, Internationalization, and Global Citizenship Education
Chapter 6. Global Skills and Global Citizenship Education
Chapter 7. Educating for Global Citizenship in Diverse and Unequal Societies
Chapter 8. Global Citizenship Education as Critical Global Semiotics
Chapter 9. Intersections of Neoliberalism, Internationalization and Global Citizenship Education
PART III: Flourishing, Awareness, Responsibility, Participation, and Humanism as the Underpinning for Global Citizenship Education
Chapter 10. Flourishing and Global Citizenship Education
Chapter 11. Global Citizenship Education as Awareness, Responsibility and Participation
Chapter 12. Global Citizenship Education and Humanism: A Process of Becoming and Knowing
Chapter 13. Global Citizenship Education as a Meta/critical Pedagogy: Concluding Reflections
Emiliano Bosio is a Lecturer at Tokyo Woman's Christian University, Japan.
"We have less than a decade to reach the Sustainable Development Goals. This book is a much needed and timely overview of current global perspectives on how Global Citizenship Education can help set the trajectory for a just and peaceful future that leaves no one behind."
-- Katrin Harvey, Chief Operating Officer, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna
"This book engages readers in reflecting upon what it means to be a 'global citizen' while providing essential insights into research examining the values and knowledge of Global Citizenship Education and how international educators orient themselves to their practice."
-- Nikola Ivezaj, Vice President of globalcitizen.org, New York, USA