Citizenship and the Challenge of Global Education

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Trentham Books, 2002 - Education - 143 pages
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Teachers have the challenge of teaching for equity, justice and solidarity in plural and fast-changing societies where their students are well aware of inequality and injustice. How much does government policy encourage understanding of global interdependence and skills for democratic participation? How can schools integrate issues of citizenship, human rights and multiculturalism and what support do they receive?Drawing on case studies from England, Ireland, Denmark and the Netherlands, this book examines the institutional support provided in educating for global citizenship. It looks at the contradictions students and their teachers face when they compare what is learned in school with the messages from politicians and the media about refugees and asylum seekers, young people??'s rights, environmental issues and the impact of globalization.Intended for teachers, student teachers and teacher educators developing new programs of citizenship education, the book is a core text for professional development courses in citizenship education.

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Professor Audrey Osler is Director of the Centre for Citizenship Studies at the University of Leicester, where Kerry Vincent is Research Fellow. The Centre was a core partner in the EC-funded Global Education Thematic Network and the authors' study for the Network forms the basis of this book.

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