Global citizenship / Citoyenneté mondiale

An interesting article on “Education and Threats to Global Citizenship“

There are a number of barriers for global citizenship that have been mentioned in this weeks readings. There is a lack of awareness for global citizenship in the education system as well as a sense of resistance to change anything. But the question is: Why?  Stromquist (1999) comments on how “Global citizenship requires a major eradication of injustice and inequality. The power base underlying the status quo would therefore be deeply questioned and thus opposed by those who benefit from present situations.

The primary purpose of education is to prepare students to become stewards of the earth and participants in democracy for global social justice” (Andrzejewski & Alessio, 1999).


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