We, the non-global citizens: Reflections on the possibilities and challenges of democratic global citizenship education in higher education contexts | Intellect Skip to content
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Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1751-1917
  • E-ISSN: 1751-1925

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Abstract

This article examines the possibilities and challenges of democratic global citizenship education (GCE) in higher education (HE) contexts. The article contrasts liberal, post-structuralist and postcolonialist theory with data deriving from a small empirical ethnographic project. A small group of undergraduate students studying education met weekly for a period of three months. Data were collected through field notes, course work and participants’ diaries. Results suggest that the global citizensubject, for these participants, is conceptualized as the cosmopolitan elites who do not identify themselves as national citizens. Global citizenship is constructed as an identity that students initially do not hold but aspire to gain. These findings pose some questions to democratic approaches to GCE.

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2018-10-01
2024-04-21
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