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 has 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, inventive, and reflective workforce, meaning good citizens are also those who successfully participate in the economic development of themselves and their country. At the same time, supporting citizens to realize their responsibilities beyond the nation has become important in this rapidly changing and interconnected world. These competing citizenship purposes often compel people to either ignore or act ambivalent to democratic and human rights values. That is, profit-driven labor exploitation, for instance, contradicts human rights and democratic tenants. Thus, global citizenship education is fundamental to teaching, learning and redressing sociopolitical, economic and environmental exploitation, globally.

Detailing its historical development to be recognized as a field of study, Global Citizenship Education provides a critical discourse on global citizenship education (GCE). Authors in this collection offer underpinnings of global citizenship education by discussing its contemporary theories and methodologies, and specific case studies that illustrate the application of GCE initiatives. Aboagye and Dlamini aim to motivate learners and educators in post-secondary institutions not only to understand the issues of social and economic inequality, political and civil unrest facing us, but also to take action that will lead to equitable change in local and global spaces.

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  • Page Count: 344 pages
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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 has 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, inventive, and reflective workforce, meaning good citizens are also those who successfully participate in the economic development of themselves and their country. At the same time, supporting citizens to realize their responsibilities beyond the nation has become important in this rapidly changing and interconnected world. These competing citizenship purposes often compel people to either ignore or act ambivalent to democratic and human rights values. That is, profit-driven labor exploitation, for instance, contradicts human rights and democratic tenants. Thus, global citizenship education is fundamental to teaching, learning and redressing sociopolitical, economic and environmental exploitation, globally.

Detailing its historical development to be recognized as a field of study, Global Citizenship Education provides a critical discourse on global citizenship education (GCE). Authors in this collection offer underpinnings of global citizenship education by discussing its contemporary theories and methodologies, and specific case studies that illustrate the application of GCE initiatives. Aboagye and Dlamini aim to motivate learners and educators in post-secondary institutions not only to understand the issues of social and economic inequality, political and civil unrest facing us, but also to take action that will lead to equitable change in local and global spaces.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 344 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • 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
  • 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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