1st Edition

Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education

    260 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    270 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a transdisciplinary and post-colonial perspective, this book offers critiques of notions of development, progress, humanism, culture, representation, identity, and education. It also examines the implications of these critiques in terms of pedagogical approaches, social relations and possible future interventions.

    Introduction: (Towards) Global Citizenship Education ‘Otherwise’  Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti and Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza  Part 1: Conceptual Analyses: Global Citizenship Education and the Gifts and Limitations of Postcolonial Theory  1. Questions for Global Citizenship Education in the Context of the ‘New Imperialism’: For Whom, By Whom?  Karen Pashby  2. Unsettling Cosmopolitanism: Global Citizenship and the Cultural Politics of Benevolence  David Jefferess  3. Postcolonial Cosmopolitanisms: Towards a Global Citizenship Education Based on ‘Divisive Universalism’  Colin Wright  4. Engaging the Global by Re-situating the Local: (Dis)locating the Literate Global Subject and his View from Nowhere  Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza  Part 2: Critiques of GCE Initiatives: Policies, Campaigns, Study Abroad and Volunteering Schemes  5. Entitled to the World: The Rhetoric of U.S. Global Citizenship Education and Study Abroad  Talya Zemach-Bersin  6. How Does ‘Global Citizenship Education’ Construct Its Present? The Crisis of International Education  Paul Tarc  7. ‘I’m Here to Help’: Development Workers, the Politics of Benevolence and Critical Literacy  Nancy Cook  8. Making Poverty History in the Society of the Spectacle: Civil Society and Educated Politics  Nick Stevenson  9. Recolonized Citizenships, Rhetorical Postcolonialities: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Prospects for Decolonized Ontologies and Subjectivities  Ali A. Abdi and Lynette Shultz  Youth Study Tour to Africa (poem)  Lynette Shultz  Part 3: Creating Postcolonial Spaces: Global Citizenship Education ‘Otherwise’  10. Beyond Paternalism: Global Education with Preservice Teachers as a Practice of Implication  Lisa Taylor  11. Re-Routing the Postcolonial University: Educating for Citizenship in Managed Times  Su-ming Khoo  12. Equivocal Knowing and Elusive Realities: Imagining Global Citizenship Otherwise  Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Cash Ahenakew and Garrick Cooper


    Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti holds a professorial chair in global education at the University of Oulu, Finland and is also associated with the University of Canterbury, in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

    Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza is Professor of English at the Modern Languages Department of the University of São Paulo.