Article

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

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. http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14767724.asp; https://doi.org/10.1080/14767724.2011.605327

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.

Keywords
education; globalisation; global education; global dimension; development education; environmental education; citizenship education; global citizenship; International education; Global citizenship Study and teaching (Elementary); Global citizenship Study and teaching (Higher)

Journal
Globalisation, Societies and Education: Volume 9, Issue 3-4

StatusPublished
Publication date30/09/2011
Publication date online22/09/2011
Date accepted by journal10/03/2010
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/3363
PublisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publisher URLhttp://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/14767724.asp
ISSN1476-7724