Global Citizenship Education

Applied ICD

Bosio, E., & Schattle, H. (2021). Ethical global citizenship education: From neoliberalism to a values-based pedagogy. Prospects, 1-11.

…over the past 20 years, there has been increasing interest in GCE as a means of supporting learners in developing their values, knowledge, and understanding of multiple global, national, and local issues.

This article proposes an ethical global citizenship education (GCE) framework by offering the following five dimensions: values-creation, identity progression, collective involvement, glocal disposition, and an intergenerational mindset. Ethical GCE draws on a multiplicity of critical literatures to identify characteristics of each of these dimensions. It goes beyond neoliberal/market-driven principles toward ethical perspectives promoting social responsibility, justice, human rights, and glocal sustainability. With further theoreti- cal development and strategies toward implementation, the framework has the potential to be deployed in future research and evaluation of the complex teaching and learning pro- cesses involved in GCE, particularly in a values-based perspective.

Note: Even though this article does not address intercultural dialogue directly, it seems likely that global citizenship education would only help bring about more intercultural dialogues.


Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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