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The global dimension in education and education for global citizenship: genealogy and critique

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.

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.

education; globalisation; global education; global dimension; development education; environmental education; citizenship education; global citizenship

Subject headings
International education; Global citizenship Study and teaching (Elementary); Global citizenship Study and teaching (Higher)

AuthorsMannion Greg, Biesta G J J, Priestley Mark, Ross Hamish
Publication date09/2011
Publication date online22/09/2011
Date accepted by journal10/03/2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
ISSN 1476-7724

Globalisation, Societies and Education: Volume 9, Issue 3-4 (40806)

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