International Perspectives on Critical Global Citizenship Education

Emma Guion Akdağ, Rene Suša, Karen Pashby, Lynette Shultz, Momdou Sallah, Dalene Swanson

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There is heightened consciousness around Global Citizenship Education in the international educational arena. It is included as a key principle of the UN Secretary General’s Global Education First Initiative (GEFI, n.d.). UNESCO (2014) has included global citizenship in the reaffirming fundamental principles and as a key imperative in its position paper on Education post-2015. It is a strong discourse framing international understandings of education at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels as well as in in informal education. In support of these developments there has been a growing amount of scholarly writing in educational journals, book compilations, conference papers, and symposiums devoted to GCE. Andreotti (2011) notices that “[t]he different meanings attributed to ‘global citizenship education’ depend on contextually situated assumptions about globalisation, citizenship and education that prompt questions about boundaries, flows, power relations, belonging, rights, responsibilities, otherness, interdependence, as well as social reproduction and/or contestation” (p. 307; see also Marshall, 2009, 2011). This symposium brings together scholars from across European and North American contexts working to theoretically map and practically engage with the critical possibilities in GCE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECER 2015
Subtitle of host publicationEducation and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research
Publication statusPublished - 10 Sept 2015
EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research 2015 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 7 Sept 201511 Sept 2015


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research 2015
Abbreviated titleECER 2015
OtherEducation and Transition - Contributions from Educational Research 2015


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