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ERIC Number: EJ1152905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Phantasmagoria of the Global Learner: Unlikely Global Learners and the Hierarchy of Learning
Doerr, Neriko Musha
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v10 n2 p58-82 Jun 2017
Though the concept "global learner" has become a buzzword in education, few have critically analysed it. This article examines three types of "unlikely global learners" who are not usually considered global learners even though they could be, according to a current definition: Maori- English bilingual students in Aotearoa/New Zealand; an American student who studied abroad in the U.K. in ways not valued in the dominant study-abroad discourse of immersion; and immigrant English-as-a-Second-Language students in the U.S. I analyse what their erasure as global learners tells us, arguing that the notion of global learner acts as what Walter Benjamin calls a phantasmagoria that masks the power relations involved. Though critical of "global learners" as a globalist concept, I call for expanding the notion in order to engage with current transformations in education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); New Zealand
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