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ERIC Number: EJ1121307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1784
Teaching for Cosmopolitan Citizenship
Osler, Audrey
Educational Leadership, v74 n4 p42-46 Dec 2016
"Teachers need to prepare young people for interdependence and diversity at all scales: in the school community, neighborhood, town or city, nation, and globe," writes Audrey Osler. "This is what I refer to as 'education for cosmopolitan citizenship.'" In this article, the founding director of the Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education describes two teachers who prepare their students to be cosmopolitan citizens. First, Osler profiles a citizenship teacher named Veronica who works in the United Kingdom. Among Veronica's strategies, she focuses on teaching her students about child rights and the plight of refugees. The second teacher is Min-Ji who teaches in a Japanese middle school in a city's neighborhood known as Korea Town. She works in an "ethnic classroom" where her job is to educate students of Korean heritage about their history, culture, and language. Both teachers seek to empower their students to take part in both their local communities and an increasingly global society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom; Japan
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