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Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Critical Global Citizenship Education

1st Edition

By Carlos Alberto Torres


174 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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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.

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

About the Author

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

About the Series

Critical Global Citizenship Education

Globalization and the Politics of Equity and Inclusion

This series seeks to understand how globalization has affected educational reform in K–12 and higher education systems in many countries in Latin America, North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, but also understand the promise and prospects of global citizenship education as part of the post 2015 development goals set by the United Nations.

The particular focus of the series is on teacher perceptions of how globalization has influenced citizenship education, and to what extent global citizenship education can be implemented in classrooms. This will include critical analysis of changing student demographics and behavior, administration, funding, pedagogy and curriculum, testing and accountability, and interactions of schools with commerce and the community. Starting with the everyday experiences and knowledge of participants in educational processes, we will offer insights that can then be generalized above the level of the research subjects and inform deeper understanding of how globalization is affecting teachers and students in 21st century classrooms.

For more information please contact Elsbeth Wright: [email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education
EDUCATION / Educational Policy & Reform / General
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects