London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Teaching Global Citizenship in secondary schools

Author(s) Maiztegui Oñate, C.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
Globalisation and internationalisation have extended citizenship education. There is growing agreement to prepare people for a global world and become a cosmopolitan citizens. .It is ironic that despite a growing trend towards internationalism, people express disquiet about their inability to control what happens in the world. Citizenship is about a sense of belonging, usually (though not exclusively) defined in national terms. However the idea of global citizenship is based on the core element of recognition of membership of a wider, global or cosmopolitan world . Despite globalisation, local and community identities are remarkably resilient. This paper describes a research project the Basque region, comparing three secondary schools carrying out projects on global citizenship education through different strategies.

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