Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Successes

Edited by Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini

© 2021

The idea of citizenship and conceptions of what it means to be a good citizen have evolved over time. On the one hand, good citizenship entails the ability to live with others in diverse societies and to promote a common set of values of acceptance, human rights, and democracy. On the other hand, in order to compete in the global economy, nations require a more innovative, autonomous, and reflective workforce, meaning good citizens are also those who successfully participate in the economic development of themselves and their country. These competing conceptions of good citizenship can result in people’s participation in activities, such as profit-driven labor exploitation, that contradict human rights and democratic tenants. Thus, global citizenship education is fundamental to teaching, learning, and redressing sociopolitical, economic, and environmental exploitation around the world.

Detailing the historical development of this field of study to achieve recognition, Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Successes provides a critical discourse on global citizenship education (GCE). Authors in this collection discuss the underpinnings of global citizenship education via contemporary theories and methodologies, as well as specific case studies that illustrate the application of GCE initiatives. Editors Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini aim to motivate learners and educators in post-secondary institutions not only to understand the issues of social and economic inequality and political and civil unrest facing us, but also to take action that will lead to equitable change in both local and global spaces.

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  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.2in x 9.3in
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Drawing on contemporary global events, this book highlights how global citizenship education can be used to critically educate about the complexity and repressive nature of global events and our collective role in creating a just world.

Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Successes

Edited by Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini

© 2021

The idea of citizenship and conceptions of what it means to be a good citizen have evolved over time. On the one hand, good citizenship entails the ability to live with others in diverse societies and to promote a common set of values of acceptance, human rights, and democracy. On the other hand, in order to compete in the global economy, nations require a more innovative, autonomous, and reflective workforce, meaning good citizens are also those who successfully participate in the economic development of themselves and their country. These competing conceptions of good citizenship can result in people’s participation in activities, such as profit-driven labor exploitation, that contradict human rights and democratic tenants. Thus, global citizenship education is fundamental to teaching, learning, and redressing sociopolitical, economic, and environmental exploitation around the world.

Detailing the historical development of this field of study to achieve recognition, Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Successes provides a critical discourse on global citizenship education (GCE). Authors in this collection discuss the underpinnings of global citizenship education via contemporary theories and methodologies, as well as specific case studies that illustrate the application of GCE initiatives. Editors Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini aim to motivate learners and educators in post-secondary institutions not only to understand the issues of social and economic inequality and political and civil unrest facing us, but also to take action that will lead to equitable change in both local and global spaces.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.4in x 1.2in x 9.3in
  • Reviews

    "Global Citizenship Education: Successes and Challenges is an excellent collection of chapters offering breadth, depth and new insights on issues and debates in the field. This book offers in depth analyses of diverse topics addressing some of the most pressing global and national issues we are currently facing. It will certainly serve as an important guide for enhancing global citizenship education in the post-secondary sector."


    Rebecca Tiessen, School of International Development and Global Studies, University Chair in Teaching, University of Ottawa

    “Global citizenship education (GCE) is a dynamic and increasingly relevant field, including many diverse strategies, efforts, and publications seeking to advance our knowledge. This book makes a significant and compelling contribution to this field by providing a critical synthesis as well as new and emerging themes that help us better understand what GCE is and how it can be developed and implemented. Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini have brought together a wonderful collection of contributors, who, collectively, provide insightful analysis on the theoretical and conceptual meanings of GCE and introduce readers to a series of case studies that exemplify what GCE looks like in and through the eyes of students, educators, and researchers.”
    Paul R. Carr, UNESCO Chair in Democracy, Global Citizenship and Transformative Education, Department of Educational Sciences, University of Quebec (Ottawa)

    “While scholarship in global citizenship education has seen a sharp rise in Canada and elsewhere for the past 20 or so years, Global Citizenship Education: Challenges and Successes, presents, in both topical and educational terms, a timely intervention that is actual and forward-looking. With interacting themes that simultaneously analyse and critique, the editors and contributors actively locate global citizenship on dynamic local and global learning and teaching platforms. This book is an excellent, tempo-thematically critical work that should be read and shared widely in both academic and policy contexts.”
    Ali A. Abdi, Professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia
  • Author Information

    Eva Aboagye is a program manager in Research and Innovation at George Brown College.


    S. Nombuso Dlamini is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.
  • Table of contents

    Introduction
    Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini

    Section I: Key Theories and Concepts of Global Citizenship Education

    Chapter 1
    The Global Context of Global Citizenship: A Pedagogy of Engagement
    Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini

    Chapter 2
    Bridging the Local and the Global: The Role of Service Learning in Post-secondary Global Citizenship Education
    Sarah Eliza Stanlick

    Chapter 3
    Peace Education as Education for Global Citizenship: A Primer
    Kevin Kester

    Chapter 4
    Citizenship through Environmental Justice: A Case for Environmental Sustainability Education in Pre-Service Teacher Training in Canada
    Clinton Beckford

    Chaper 5
    Human Trafficking and Implications for Global Citizenship Education: Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Gender-Sensitive Learning
    Mikhaela Gray-Beerman

    Section II: Case Studies

    Chapter 6
    A Case-study Exploration of Deweyan Experiential Service Learning as Citizenship Development
    Catherine A. Broom and Heesoon Bai

    Chapter 7
    Vacationing Beyond the Beacon Path – Checkmate! Examining Global Citizenship and Service-Learning Education through Reflective Practice in Grenada and Jamaica
    Karen Naidoo and Marie Benjamin

    Chapter 8
    Promoting Global Citizenship Outside the Classroom: Undergraduate-Refugee Learning in Practice
    Gisella Gisolo and Sarah Stanlick

    Chapter 9
    Social Justice and Global Citizenship Education in Social Work Context: A Case of Caveat Emptor
    Paul Banahene Adjei

    Chapter 10
    Global Citizenship Education: Institutional Journeys to Socially Engaged Students in Canada
    Eva Aboagye

    Chapter 11
    They Want to be Global Citizens: Now What? Implications of the NGO Career Arc for Students, Faculty Mentors, and Global Citizenship Educators
    Andrew M. Robinson

    Conclusion
    Global Citizenship Education - The Present and the Future
    Eva Aboagye and S. Nombuso Dlamini

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