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ERIC Number: EJ952746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
The Global Dimension in Education and Education for Global Citizenship: Genealogy and Critique
Mannion, Greg; Biesta, Gert; Priestley, Mark; Ross, Hamish
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v9 n3-4 p443-456 2011
Encouraged by transnational organisations, curriculum policy-makers in the UK have called for curricula in schools and higher education to include a global dimension and education for global citizenship that will prepare students for life in a global society and work in a global economy. We argue that this call is rhetorically operating as a "nodal point" in policy discourse--a floating signifier that different discourses attempt to cover with meaning. This rhetoric attempts to bring three educational traditions together: environmental education, development education and citizenship education. We explore this new point of arrival and departure and some of the consequences and critiques. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom