Description : General Education has taken center stage in the greater China area (Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China) because of a number of important developments. First, globalization has created both opportunities and challenges for college students. When they graduate and enter the real world, they must have the cultural sensitivities and social skills, in addition to their professional training, to compete in a knowledge-based global economy. Equally significant for institutions of higher education, pressing global problems challenge traditional disciplines and demand new forms of learning that reshapes the boundaries of knowledge. In response to those rapidly changing dynamics, general education has taken an increasingly important role in undergraduate education. As the first English publication on the subject, this anthology brings together a distinguished group of General Education scholars and teachers from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China.
Description : Global Citizenship Education addresses the intersection of globalization, education and programmatic efforts to prepare young people to live in a more interdependent, complex and fragile world. The book explores topics such as sustainability education, cultural diversity, and human rights education, offering critical insights into how these facets of GCE are interpreted around the world. The book also strives to give voice to student populations within historically marginalized communities, rather than focusing solely on the role of GCE in elite schools. Gaudelli blends theory and practice to provide both an overview of GCE as well as examining current efforts to develop more globally-conscious classrooms. Blending empirical research and practical illustrations, this important volume encourages educators to take seriously their own call to prepare young people to engage global challenges with a sense of urgency and helps chart a new direction for global learning that is increasingly expansive, dialogic and inclusive.
Description : This Handbook is a much needed international reference work, written by leading writers in the field of global citizenship and education. It is based on the most recent research and practice from across the world, with the 'Geographically-Based Overviews' section providing summaries of global citizenship and education provided for Southern Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, and East and South East Asia. The Handbook discusses, in the 'Key Ideologies' section, the philosophies that influence the meaning of global citizenship and education, including neo-liberalism and global capitalism; nationalism and internationalism; and issues of post-colonialism, indigeneity, and transnationalism. Next, the 'Key Concepts' section explores the ideas that underpin debates about global citizenship and education, with particular attention paid to issues of justice, equity, diversity, identity, and sustainable development. With these key concepts in place, the 'Principal Perspectives and Contexts' section turns to exploring global citizenship and education from a wide variety of viewpoints, including economic, political, cultural, moral, environmental, spiritual and religious, as well as taking into consideration issues of ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and social class. Finally, the 'Key Issues in the Teaching of Global Citizenship' section discusses how education can be provided through school subjects and study abroad programmes, as well as through other means including social media and online assessment, and political activism. This Handbook will be vital reading for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in the fields of sociology and education, particularly those with an interest in comparative studies.
Description : Seven authors describe the controversial nature of patriotism andcitizenship education in their country, basing their account andrecommendations upon their philosophical understanding of educationand schooling. Offers differing national perspectives on patriotism acrossthe United States, South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Japan andEngland Discusses varying accounts of how patriotism and citizenshipeducation should be handled as part of the school curriculum Provides crucial insights into how schools handle social andpolitical demands on controversial topics
Description : Globalization has created new demands on educational leaders within higher education to prepare students for an increasingly interconnected and global world. The Association of American Colleges and Universities (2007) identified the important role of colleges and universities in fostering global learning, particularly during the undergraduate years. Corresponding to this designation, colleges and universities have significantly increased their global experiential learning programs and stated goals of developing global citizens. However, ambiguity exists regarding how key stakeholders understand global citizenship and associated definitions, learning goals, and specifics in terms of how global experiences affect students' global citizen identities. Using an Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) methodology, I investigated how key stakeholders at a private, research university perceived global citizenship and how they saw students' experiences as transformative in creating students as global citizens. My research employed qualitative techniques to address the primary research question: How do key stakeholders explain and describe the transformative nature of global citizenship learning and the ways in which global experiences impact students as global citizens? The study focused on nine key stakeholders including faculty, administrators and students at a private, urban university. Through the use of in-depth interviews using open-ended questions I was able to access the data that informed this study. The study's central research question along with the interview questions and use of an interpretive paradigm, allowed for a focus on the realities and experiences of the study's participants. Mezirow and Associates (2000) theory of transformative learning and Daloz's (2000) further theoretical development incorporating development and social justice oriented aspects, provided the theoretical framework through which the findings were analyzed. Based on results of the qualitative data, I identified three major conclusions that answered the study's research question. First, the study confirmed that students' participation in global experiential learning and making personal connections beyond the classroom was transformative in how students viewed themselves and others in the world. Second, the data confirmed that global experiential learning was transformative when it fostered empathy and cultural humility, purpose and action. Third, the study found that institutional commitment and, particularly, support of faculty as mentors was key in building and sustaining student's global citizenship development. This study is significant in it's use of an Interpretive Phenomenological Approach (IPA) approach to capture and provide stakeholders' rich, detailed accounts of their transformative experiences with global learning and citizenship development. It informs the field in confirming and expanding the university's critical role in institutionally grounding and building student's global learning and citizenship.
Description : Excerpt from Education and World Citizenship: An Essay Towards a Science of Education Chapter 16. Conduct I. Conduct as affected by Neurography 2. Conduct as affected by Will 3. The Five Laws Of Thought. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Description : Nearly sixty years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, in spite of progress on some fronts, we are in many cases as far away as ever from achieving an inclusive citizenship and human rights for all. While human rights violations continue to affect millions across the world, there are also ongoing contestations regarding citizenship. In response to these and related issues, the contributors to this book critique both historical and current practices and suggest several pragmatic options, highlighting the role of education in attaining these noble yet unachieved objectives. This book represents a welcome addition to the human rights and global citizenship literature and provides ideas for new platforms that are human rights friendly and expansively attuned toward global citizenship. Book jacket.
Description : The essays in this edited collection argue that global citizenship education realistically must be set against the imperfections of our contemporary political realities. As a form of education it must actively engage in a critically informed way with a set of complex inherited historical issues that emerge out of a colonial past and the savage globalization which often perpetuates unequal power relations or cause new inequalities. The essays in the book explore these issues and the emergent world ideologies of globalism, as well as present territorial conflicts, ethnic, tribal and nationalist rivalries, problems of increasing international migration and asylum, growing regional imbalances and increasing world inequalities. Contributors to this collection, each on their own way, argues that global citizenship education needs to project new values, to reality test and debate the language, concepts and theories of global citizenship and the proto-world institutions that seek to give expression to nascent aspirations for international forms of social justice and citizen participation in world government. Many of the contributors argue that global citizenship education offers the prospect of extending the liberal ideologies of human rights and multiculturalism, and of developing a better understanding of forms of post-colonialism. One thing is sure, as the essays presented in this book demonstrate so clearly, there can be no one dominant notion of global citizenship education as notions of 'global', 'citizenship' and 'education' are all contested and open to further argument and revision. Global citizenship education does not name the moment of global citizenship or even its emergence so much as the hope of a form of order where the rights of the individual and of cultural groups, irrespective of race, gender, ethnicity or creed, are observed, preserved and protected by all governments in order to become the basis of citizen participation in new global spaces that we might be tempted to call global civil society.