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Title: The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique
Author(s): Mannion, Greg
Biesta, G J J
Priestley, Mark
Ross, Hamish
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Keywords: education
global education
global dimension
development education
environmental education
citizenship education
global citizenship
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Mannion G, Biesta GJJ, Priestley M & Ross H (2011) The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique, Globalisation, Societies and Education, 9 (3-4), pp. 443-456.
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.
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Rights: Published in Globalisation, Societies and Education by Taylor & Francis (Routledge).; This is an electronic version of an article published in Globalisation, Societies and Education, Volume 9, Issues 3-4, pp. 443 - 456. Globalisation, Societies and Education is available online at:; This work has been embargoed. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author; you can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.

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