In the first volume in the Critical Global Citizenship Education series, Torres combines theoretical and empirical research to present an original perspective on global citizenship education as a vitally important way of learning in a globalized world. In examining the requirements for effective global citizenship education and education reform, he investigates pathways to citizenship-building at the local, national and global levels and urges development of teaching methods, teacher education, and curriculum within a social justice education framework. Taking into account post-colonial perspectives, political realities at play, and practical implications, Torres provides a succinct but comprehensive understanding of how global citizenship education can expand the concept of civic education in a global society and interrupt inequality.
This volume considers the ways that global citizenship education has been incorporated and is used by international institutions, governments, and the academy, and provides a clear framework for anyone struggling to make sense of the tensions and complexities of global citizenship education today.
About the Author
Carlos Alberto Torres is Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The Realpolitik of Global Citizenship Education
Chapter 2: Why Global Citizenship? An Intervention in Search of a Theory Chapter 3: Global Citizenship Education: Competitiveness versus Solidarity?
Liminal: Education and citizenship
Chapter 4: Global Citizenship Education Confronting Hyper-Globalists, Skeptics and Transformationists Agendas
Chapter 5: Global Citizenship Education and the role of Universities. Seven iconoclastic thesis about Public Universities and the neoliberal common sense
Chapter 6: Global Citizenship and Global Universities: The Age of Global Interdependence and Cosmopolitanism
Chapter 7: Multiculturalism in the World System: Towards a Social Justice Model of Multicultural Education with Massimiliano Tarozzi
Chapter 8: Global Citizenship Education and Global Peace. Vive la liberteì!
Chapter 9: Adult Learning and Global Citizenship Education with Jason Dorio
Chapter 10: Global Citizenship Education: A New Global Social Movement?
Chapter 11: Implementing Global Citizenship Education: Challenges