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ERIC Number: EJ1149287
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
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ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
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Applying Deweyan Principles to Global Citizenship Education in a Rural Context
Waterson, Robert A.; Moffa, Eric D.
Journal of International Social Studies, v5 n1 p129-140 2015
Global citizenship education (GCE) helps students conceptualize citizenship beyond national boundaries so they are capable of action in dealing with global issues like human rights and environmental sustainability. However, very little literature exists to assist rural teachers in implementing GCE as they face specific challenges due to the context of their schools. This paper identifies challenges rural educators encounter, such as conservative communities and geographic isolation, and details a Deweyan approach to GCE as a means to overcome these challenges. Specifically, we apply Dewey's democratic and learning theories to reconceptualize GCE around "student," "home," and "community life" to foster a more relevant curriculum that utilizes students' experiences. It emphasizes the utmost respect for local customs and culture by using them as sources of content for the curriculum while simultaneously extending citizenship thoughts and actions to the global arena.
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Language: English
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