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ERIC Number: EJ779989
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Educating for Global Citizenship: Conflicting Agendas and Understandings
Shultz, Lynette
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v53 n3 p248-258 Fall 2007
Educating for global citizenship is increasingly named as a goal of education. This study examines the variations in intent and approach to global education and educating for global citizenship. A review of the literature identifies the links between citizenship and globalization as well as the conflicting discourses and agendas surrounding citizenship education in a globalized neoliberal policy context. Using a conceptual framework that highlights three contrasting approaches to globalization--a neoliberal approach, a radical approach, and a transformational approach--this article compares three global education policies and their citizenship education approaches and highlights the issues implicit in each as well as the problems and possibilities for furthering a social justice agenda. The article concludes that education for global citizenship is a complex and contested concept and that educators who claim to be educating for global citizenship must be clear on the implications of their work.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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