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Global Citizenship Education

Critical and International Perspectives

Editors: Akkari, Abdeljalil, Maleq, Kathrine (Eds.)

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  • Opens new perspectives on and counterbalances the mainstreaming of the global citizenship education discourse in global agendas
  • Brings a comparative and critical approach to citizenship education at local, national and global levels
  • Gives a voice to stakeholders from geographic regions that are too often overlooked in the global citizenship education debate
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This open access book takes a critical and international perspective to the mainstreaming of the Global Citizenship Concept and analyses the key issues regarding global citizenship education across the world. In that respect, it addresses a pressing need to provide further conceptual input and to open global citizenship agendas to diversity and indigeneity.
Social and political changes brought by globalisation, migration and technological advances of the 21st century have generated a rise in the popularity of the utopian and philosophical idea of global citizenship. In response to the challenges of today’s globalised and interconnected world, such as inequality, human rights violations and poverty, global citizenship education has been invoked as a means of preparing youth for an inclusive and sustainable world.   
In recent years, the development of global citizenship education and the building of students’ global citizenship competencies have become a focal point in global agendas for education, international educational assessments and international organisations. However, the concept of global citizenship education still remains highly contested and subject to multiple interpretations, and its operationalisation in national educational policies proves to be challenging.  
This volume aims to contribute to the debate, question the relevancy of global citizenship education’s policy objectives and to enhance understanding of local perspectives, ideologies, conceptions and issues related to citizenship education on a local, national and global level. To this end, the book provides a comprehensive and geographically based overview of the challenges citizenship education faces in a rapidly changing global world through the lens of diversity and inclusiveness.

About the authors

Abdeljalil Akkari is a professor and the director of the research group on international education at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. He is also visiting professor at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Kazakhstan. Abdeljalil Akkari is a regular consultant for UNESCO and other international organizations. He was the Dean of research at the Higher Pedagogical Institute HEP-BEJUNE (Bienne, Switzerland) and assistant professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, United States). His main experience and major publications include studies on international cooperation, educational planning, multicultural education, teacher training and educational inequalities. His principal research interests are currently centered on teacher education and reforms of educational systems in a comparative and international perspective.    

Kathrine Maleq is a research and teaching fellow at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, she was responsible for the design, coordination, implementation and evaluation of nationwide and regional education for peace programs for an NGO. Her research focuses on Global Citizenship Education, multicultural education, preschool-family collaboration from a cross-cultural perspective and early childhood education in the Global South.


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Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Global Citizenship Education: Recognizing Diversity in a Global World

    Pages 3-13

    Akkari, Abdeljalil (et al.)

  • Citizenship, Social Exclusion and Education in Latin America: The Case of Brazil

    Pages 17-30

    Santiago, Mylene (et al.)

  • Paraguayan Indigenous Peoples and the Challenge of Citizenship

    Pages 31-42

    Demelenne, Dominique

  • Three Educational Approaches Responding to Globalization in Japan

    Pages 45-55

    Nakayama, Aoi

  • The Construction of Citizenship in Kazakhstan Between the Soviet Era and Globalization

    Pages 57-69

    Seidikenova, Almash (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Citizenship Education
Book Subtitle
Critical and International Perspectives
Editors
  • Abdeljalil Akkari
  • Kathrine Maleq
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-44617-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-44617-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-44616-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-44619-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 217
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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