1st Edition

Enacting Equitable Global Citizenship Education in Schools Lessons from Dialogue between Research and Practice

Edited By Sarah Lillo Kang, Shona McIntosh Copyright 2023
    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    214 Pages
    by Routledge

    Offering contributions and vignettes from teachers, school leaders, and scholars, this volume purposefully dismantles practitioner-academic divides to invite dialogue around diverse understandings of global citizenship education (GCE).

    Recognizing that the field of GCE is often explored and conceptualized by educators and academics in silos, this book confronts this issue by focusing on how schools, educators, and researchers can together support the enactment of GCE in international and national settings. In doing so, issues of westernization, inequality, access, and divergence between GCE policy and practical implementation can be overcome. The novel dialogical format links together theory, practice, and lived experience to create discourses between voices that are rarely connected. Ultimately, this volume offers important insights for those aiming to make equitable GCE a reality in schools worldwide and illustrates the value of collaborative dialogic exchange.

    This text will benefit scholars, academics, and students in the fields of international and comparative education, the sociology of education, and citizenship more broadly. Those involved with multicultural education policy and citizenship in the context of political sociology and social policy will also benefit from this volume.

    Introduction: Critical Discussions of Global Citizenship Education in the Third Space
    Sarah Lillo Kang & Shona McIntosh

    Part One: Dismantling Normative Understandings of Global Citizenship Education

    One: Decolonizing Global Citizenship: Contesting Normative Conceptions of Global Citizenship Education Shamayim Watson, Shona McIntosh, and Andrew Watson

    Two: Challenging Universalisms: A Critical Dialogue about Humanist Assumptions of Global Citizenship Education

    Victoria Wasner, Hesham Elnagar, Brigitte Kürsteiner, Stefanie Rinaldi, and Greg Slosek

    Three: Is Global Citizenship a ‘Pedagogy for the Privileged’?

    Stacey Jones & Alysa Perreras

    Four: Contrasting Perspectives on Global Citizenship in Practice: What can International Schools Deliver?

    Tristan Bunnell and Adam Poole

    Five: How Does National or Transnational Identity Influence Students’ Understandings of Global Citizenship?

    Angela Gascho, Ana-Daniela Tavsancea, and James O’Donnell

    Six: Global Footprints: Reflections of International Baccalaureate Alumni on their Transformative Personal Journeys

    Naaz Kirmani and Young Jae Chang

    Part One Conclusion: Dialogues Across Silos

    Shona McIntosh, Sarah Lillo Kang, and selected Part One contributors

    Part Two: Optimizing Global Citizenship Education Practice through Dialogic Exchange

    Seven: Accreditation and Recruitment in International Schools: Divergences Between Global Citizenship Education Ideals and Practice

    Richard Dean Eaton and Estelle Baroung Hughes

    Eight: Using Explicit Curricular Aims to Drive Global Citizenship Education: Global Citizenship-Orientated Curricula in Two African Contexts

    Sarah Lillo Kang, Tara Merks, and Seidu Sofo

    Nine: Developing Global Citizenship Education Skills and Understanding amongst Students through Deliberate Pedagogical Choices

    Kimberley Daly, Laurence Myers, Anne K. Horak, and Dana L. Plowden

    Ten: Reframing Service Learning Experiences and Practices Through Critical Reflection

    Rebecca Gillman, and LeeAnne Lavender

    Eleven: Educating Students, Teachers, and Leaders to Recognize and Address Systemic Oppression

    Virginia Araceli Feliz, Karla M. Prince-Cheng, and Tahsin Khalid

    Twelve: Preparing Globally Minded Educators: The Role of International Experiences in Pre-service Teacher Education
    Debra Williams-Gualandi, Brandy Hepler, Diana Rogers-Adkinson, and Rosa María Retamales

    Thirteen: Young Global Citizens, Eco-Anxiety, and Climate Activism: An Intergenerational Conversation
    Elouise Mayall and Caroline Hickman

    Part Two Conclusion: Dialogues Across Silos
    Sarah Lillo Kang, Shona McIntosh, and selected Part Two contributors

    Conclusion: Lessons from Purposeful Dialogues on Equitable GCE
    Sarah Lillo Kang and Shona McIntosh


    Sarah Lillo Kang is Assistant Professor of Middle and Secondary Education at Southeast Missouri State University, USA.

    Shona McIntosh is Lecturer in International Education at the University of Bath, UK.



    "This ‘glorious experiment’ in dialogue across silos will provoke both scholars and practitioners to ask how to move beyond privilege in global citizenship education."

    -- Kathryn Anderson-Levitt, Professor Emerita, University of Michigan-Dearborn, USA

    "This book makes a valuable and innovative contribution to the increasingly important field of global citizenship education, drawing on the enthusiasms and expertise of authors with very different experiences from both academic and practitioner backgrounds. In adopting the novel approach of including dialogue between authors, with a focus on very topical content generated by experienced contributors, the editors – each of whom has been recognised by a prestigious international research award – have ensured that the title will make an important and very readable contribution to our understanding of this rapidly developing field."

    -- Mary Hayden, Professor of International Education, University of Bath, UK

    "This exceptional text extends the concepts and practices associated with multi-perspective educational opportunities. The matched authors make visible and give voice to their lived experiences through powerful dialogues that connect them, and they offer to us as citizens living and learning in our interdependent global society. As the authors co-construct and contribute to critical consciousness, their stories are reinforced by four interwoven threads of an effective education: knowing, doing, living, and giving...encompassing the third space shared by all peoples, places, and purposes."

    -- Nancy P. Gallavan, Professor Emerita, University of Central Arkansas, USA

    "The topic of Global Citizenship Education is a highly contested one, as the numerous publications in the area bear witness. This book not only extends the range of views and interpretations of the concept but develops significantly those ideas and the ways in which they may be implemented in schools within national and international contexts. The Editors, both recognised as experienced teachers and respected researchers in international education, have brought together a wide range of contributors (academics and practitioners) and have skilfully engaged them in critical dialogue which, refreshingly, leads to further insights and encouragement to all those involved in teaching and researching in this important field for all schools worldwide."

    -- Jeff Thompson, Professor, CBE, University of Bath, UK