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ERIC Number: ED527693
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov-28
Pages: 246
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-8496-9
Postcolonial Perspectives on Global Citizenship Education. Routledge Research in Education
de Oliveira Andreotti, Vanessa, Ed.; de Souza, Lynn Mario T. M., Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
This volume bridges the gap between contemporary theoretical debates and educational policies and practices. It applies postcolonial theory as a framework of analysis that attempts to engage with and go beyond essentialism, ethno- and euro-centrisms through a critical examination of contemporary case studies and conceptual issues. From a transdisciplinary and post-colonial perspective, this book offers critiques of notions of development, progress, humanism, culture, representation, identity, and education. It also examines the implications of these critiques in terms of pedagogical approaches, social relations and possible future interventions. This book begins with "(Towards) Global Citizenship Education "Otherwise"", an introduction by Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti and Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza. This book contains three parts. Part I, Conceptual Analyses: Global Citizenship Education and the Gifts and Limitations of Postcolonial Theory, contains the following: (1) Questions for Global Citizenship Education in the Context of the "New Imperialism": For Whom, By Whom? (Karen Pashby); (2) Unsettling Cosmopolitanism: Global Citizenship and the Cultural Politics of Benevolence (David Jefferess); (3) Postcolonial Cosmopolitanisms: Towards a Global Citizenship Education Based on "Divisive Universalism" (Colin Wright); and (4) Engaging the Global by Re-situating the Local: (Dis)locating the Literate Global Subject and his View from Nowhere (Lynn Mario T. M. de Souza). Part 2, Critiques of GCE Initiatives: Policies, Campaigns, Study Abroad and Volunteering Schemes, contains the following: (5) Entitled to the World: The Rhetoric of U.S. Global Citizenship Education and Study Abroad (Talya Zemach-Bersin); (6) How Does "Global Citizenship Education" Construct Its Present? The Crisis of International Education (Paul Tarc); (7) "I'm Here to Help": Development Workers, the Politics of Benevolence and Critical Literacy (Nancy Cook); (8) Making Poverty History in the Society of the Spectacle: Civil Society and Educated Politics (Nick Stevenson); and (9) Recolonized Citizenships, Rhetorical Postcolonialities: Sub-Saharan Africa and the Prospects for Decolonized Ontologies and Subjectivities (Ali A. Abdi and Lynette Shultz); Youth Study Tour to Africa (poem) (Lynette Shultz). Part 3, Creating Postcolonial Spaces: Global Citizenship Education "Otherwise", contains the following: (10) Beyond Paternalism: Global Education with Preservice Teachers as a Practice of Implication (Lisa Taylor); (11) Re-Routing the Postcolonial University: Educating for Citizenship in Managed Times (Su-ming Khoo); and (12) Equivocal Knowing and Elusive Realities: Imagining Global Citizenship Otherwise (Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti, Cash Ahenakew and Garrick Cooper).
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; United States