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.
Table of Contents
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.