1st Edition

Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Critical Global Citizenship Education

By Carlos Alberto Torres Copyright 2017
    188 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    188 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

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    In the first volume in the Critical Global Citizenship Education series, Torres combines theoretical and empirical research to present an original perspective on global citizenship education as a vitally important way of learning in a globalized world. In examining the requirements for effective global citizenship education and education reform, he investigates pathways to citizenship-building at the local, national and global levels and urges development of teaching methods, teacher education, and curriculum within a social justice education framework. Taking into account post-colonial perspectives, political realities at play, and practical implications, Torres provides a succinct but comprehensive understanding of how global citizenship education can expand the concept of civic education in a global society and interrupt inequality.

    This volume considers the ways that global citizenship education has been incorporated and is used by international institutions, governments, and the academy, and provides a clear framework for anyone struggling to make sense of the tensions and complexities of global citizenship education today.

    Chapter 1: The Realpolitik of Global Citizenship Education

    Chapter 2: Why Global Citizenship? An Intervention in Search of a Theory Chapter 3: Global Citizenship Education: Competitiveness versus Solidarity?

    Liminal: Education and citizenship

    Chapter 4: Global Citizenship Education Confronting Hyper-Globalists, Skeptics and Transformationists Agendas

    Chapter 5: Global Citizenship Education and the role of Universities. Seven iconoclastic thesis about Public Universities and the neoliberal common sense

    Chapter 6: Global Citizenship and Global Universities: The Age of Global Interdependence and Cosmopolitanism

    Chapter 7: Multiculturalism in the World System: Towards a Social Justice Model of Multicultural Education with Massimiliano Tarozzi

    Chapter 8: Global Citizenship Education and Global Peace. Vive la liberteì!

    Chapter 9: Adult Learning and Global Citizenship Education with Jason Dorio

    Chapter 10: Global Citizenship Education: A New Global Social Movement?

    Chapter 11: Implementing Global Citizenship Education: Challenges


    Carlos Alberto Torres is Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute.