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ERIC Number: EJ830510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Global Education in Canadian Elementary Schools: An Exploratory Study
Mundy, Karen; Manion, Caroline
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n4 p941-974 2008
This article reports on the implementation of global education in Canadian elementary schools. Curriculum analysis and 76 interviews at school, ministry, and district levels revealed limited coordination among ministry, district and NGO efforts and little support for curriculum development and teacher training. In schools, fund-raising for international charities is often equated with global education, while other aspects of global learning are neglected. Equating global education with fundraising raises concerns for less affluent communities. We argue that more comprehensive and systematic government support for global education, and greater collaboration among ministries, NGOs, and schools is needed for Canadian children to receive an equitable, quality introduction to global citizenship. (Contains 2 figures, 3 tables and 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada