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Title: The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique
Authors: Mannion, Greg
Biesta, G J J
Priestley, Mark
Ross, Hamish
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Editors: de, Oliveira Andreotti V
Citation: Mannion G, Biesta GJJ, Priestley M & Ross H (2014) The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique. In: de Oliveira Andreotti V (ed.). The political economy of global citizenship education, London: Routledge, pp. 134-147.
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract: 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. Key Words: education for global citizenship, environmental education, development education, citizenship education.
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Affiliation: Education
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