Critical Approaches Toward a Cosmopolitan Education
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This book aims to reconceptualize teaching and learning in spaces with diverse populations of young people. Chapters focus on the schooling experiences and social and cultural adaptation issues of individuals who, through the meaning that they assign to their lived experiences, ascribe to multiple identity qualifiers. Contributors explore the impact of this cosmopolitan awareness on students, educators, and educational institutions, presenting issues such as curricular concerns around civic engagement, individual subjectivity versus social identity, and the convergence of context-specific policy and teaching environments on global dynamics in education reform. An emphasis on this understanding promises to better equip educators and policy-makers to plan instructional approaches and devise pedagogic resources that serve the needs and career aspirations of an expanding cohort of multi-faceted learners.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Critical Cosmopolitanism in Contemporary Education 1. Subaltern Voices, Digital Tools, and Social Imaginaries Glynda A. Hull, Devanshi Unadkat, and Jessica Adams-Grigorieff 2. Race and Ethnicity within Cosmopolitan Theories of Spatiality and Temporality Carol Reid 3. Queering Hybridity: Relationality, Blending, and Appropriation Cris Mayo 4. Clashing and Converging Cosmopolitanisms: Reimagining Multiculturalism and the Question of Belonging Daniel A. Yon Part 2: Schooling and the Development of Cosmopolitan Identities 5. Bringing Black Mixed-Race Pupils into Focus in British Schooling Karis Campion and Remi Joseph-Salisbury 6. De- and Reterritorializing Identities: The Global Hip Hop Nation at Work in a Youth Hip Hop Recording Studio Édouard Laniel-Tremblay and Bronwen Low 7. The Case Against Exoticism: Troubling "Identity" in Identity-Based Data Collection Vidya Shah Part 3: Forging Cosmopolitan Pedagogies 8. Translating Global Memory across Colonial Divides: Critically Contextualizing the Intimacies of Learning from Oral Histories of Colonial Violence Lisa K. Taylor 9. Trilingual Instruction in an Indigenous Community in Northwestern Mexico: A Case for Cosmopolitanism From Below in Intercultural Education María Rebeca Gutiérrez Estrada and Sandra R. Schecter 10. Race in Liminal Space: Youth Discourse in a Francophone School Sara Schroeter 11. Global Jinzai and Short-Term Study Abroad: Expectations, Readiness and Realities Martin Guardado and Rika Tsushima 12. Playing and Making: Re-Fusing the Digital Divide Jennifer Jenson Part 4: Challenges for Cosmopolitan Education 13. Students’ Intercultural Experiences in an Internationalizing University in China: A Critical Discursive Perspective Yang Song and Angel M. Y. Lin 14. The Resistance to Getting Used to One Another Ninni Wahlström 15 The Impact of Foreclosures on the Home Environments and Education of Black Youth in the United States Nemoy Lewis 16. Sheltered in Place: When Walls Trump Bridges Suzanne de Castell
Sandra R. Schecter is Professor of Education and Applied Linguistics at York University, Toronto, Canada
Carl E. James holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University, Toronto, Canada