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ERIC Number: EJ1195474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Neoliberal Practices amidst Social Justice Orientations: Global Citizenship Education in South Korea
Cho, Hye Seung; Mosselson, Jacqueline
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v48 n6 p861-878 2018
Global citizenship education (GCE) positions itself on the global arena as a transformative social justice oriented educational curriculum that addresses the political, social, economic and cultural inequalities brought about through colonisation and neoliberalism on the global and local levels. Through an exploration of the discourse, design and delivery of GCE in the young nation-state of South Korea, we argue that, in fact, GCE reinforces and maintains the hegemonic ideals of global capitalism; core-periphery global and local relationships; and dichotomous views of poverty and inequalities. We argue that these approaches reflect South Korea's geopolitical realities, but that attitudes towards GCE in South Korea also reflect its cultural norms and values towards working together towards a common good. Ultimately, we call for a more nuanced approach to GCE scholarship in which we move away from theoretical divisions to practical applications of social justice that work within increasingly capitalist/neoliberal interests for a more inclusive world.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea