1st Edition

Education and Global Justice

Edited By Michele Schweisfurth, Clive Harber Copyright 2012

    Education and Global Justice discusses key themes concerning the relationship between education and global justice in a varied series of highly relevant national contexts. Major international issues such as war, conflict and peace, social justice and injustice, multicultural education, inclusion, privatisation and democracy are explored in relation to the Middle East, Colombia, South Korea, India, Uganda and Pakistan. An interdisciplinary approach is also taken to explore both the nature of global justice and the possibilities for education for global justice in the future. Some of the contents of the book may surprise or even shock readers who like to think that education is inherently and solely a force for good in an unjust world. Instead, in discussing the realities, resistances and challenges facing education for global justice, the contributors show that education can be harmful to individuals and societies while maintaining a hopeful view of education’s potential to contribute to greater global social justice.

    This book was originally published as a special issue of Educational Review.

    1. Education, global justice, and the contribution of Lynn Davies
    Michele Schweisfurth and Clive Harber

    2. Peace as a surprise, peace as a disturbance: the Israeli–Arab conflict in official documents
    Halleli Pinson, Gal Levy and Zeev Soker

    3. Education, conflict and social (in)justice: insights from Colombia
    Mario Novelli

    4. Multicultural education and the rights to education of migrant children in South Korea
    Soon-Won Kang

    5. Education and social (in)justice for mobile groups: re-framing rights and educational inclusion for Indian pastoralist children
    Caroline Dyer

    6. Privatisation of higher education in Uganda and the global gender justice ideal: uneasy bedfellows?
    Euzobia M. Mugisha Baine

    7. Democracy and education in Pakistan
    Muhammad Nazir

    8. Global justice and education: from nation to neuron
    Christopher Williams


    Michele Schweisfurth is Reader in International Education at the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests are in the areas of education and social justice and include learner-centred pedagogy, university internationalisation, education for democracy and global citizenship education.

    Clive Harber is Professor of International education at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Honorary Professor of Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. His main interests concern education and social, economic and political development, education for democracy and the role of schooling in both perpetuating and perpetrating violence.