Based on a qualitative meta-analysis of data from five studies conducted with secondary and college students, this book explores the multiple ways in which sources of cosmopolitan agency exist in their lives. Grounded in a framework of critical cosmopolitanism, this book examines how students’ identities develop in new contexts and how their perceptions of themselves change. With a focus on native-born, international, immigrant, and refugee students, Oikonomidoy discusses the ways in which students express their cosmopolitan orientations and interact in cross-cultural settings, and offers insights for scholars and teacher educators.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Situating the Critical Cosmopolitan Educational Framework
Chapter 2: Newcomer Cosmopolitans
Chapter 3: International Student Cosmopolitans
Chapter 4: Local cosmopolitans
Chapter 5: Cosmopolitan Intersections and Divergences
Chapter 6: School as a Kosmopolis
Chapter 7: Teaching as a critical cosmopolitan act
Chapter 8: Synthesis
Eleni M. Oikonomidoy is Associate Professor of Multicultural Education at the University of Nevada, Reno, USA.