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ERIC Number: EJ1019114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
Occupy: A Case Illustration of Social Movements in Global Citizenship Education
Catalano, Theresa A.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v8 n3 p276-288 Nov 2013
Due to the complex nature of global understanding and practice of citizenship, it is essential to understand how to educate for a responsive public sphere with active and emancipated citizens. This study aims to clarify how social movements (through a case illustration of Occupy) are representative of global citizenship goals while illuminating Occupy's main goals and dynamic nature. Data collection consisted of 45 interviews conducted at four different Occupy locations in the United States. Interviewee comments entwined with key elements representative of global citizenship education are outlined, and findings indicate not only how social movements can be an integral part of citizenship education but also shed light on a unique 'we are here' movement that has transformed public discourse.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; Nebraska; New York
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