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ERIC Number: EJ1087436
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0362-6784
Conflations, Possibilities, and Foreclosures: Global Citizenship Education in a Multicultural Context
Pashby, Karen
Curriculum Inquiry, v45 n4 p345-366 2015
This paper presents a critical framework applied to findings from a critical discourse analysis of curriculum and lesson plans in Alberta to examine the assumption that Canada is an ideal place for global citizenship education. The analysis draws on a framework that presents a critique of modernity to recognize a conflation within calls for new approaches to educating citizens for the twenty-first century. A main finding is that although the Alberta curriculum reflects important potential for promoting a critical approach, a conflation of different versions of liberalism often results in a false sense of multiple perspectives and a foreclosure of potential. The paper argues for a critical approach to global citizenship education that engages with the tensions inherent to issues of diversity rather than stepping over or reducing them to theoretically and conceptually vague ideas of universalism and consensus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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