We offer the reader issues of Global Commons Review, a new magazine published by the Paulo Freire Institute-UCLA and produced by the UNESCO-UCLA Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education.
We want to stress the importance of Global Citizenship Education and feature what we believe to be its manifold implications and applications for formal, informal and non-formal education. We believe this will help policy makers; government officials; academics; communities and institutions navigate its ever-shifting tides and currents.
Contemporary challenges brought about by violent transnational phenomena such as globalization, terrorism, rising economic disparities, massive displacement of people, and global warming require global and coordinated efforts for peaceful development and change. Globally, youth must be empowered to ...READ MORE
The question of civics in China is a controversial one due in large part to the multiple dimensions of experience captured in the civic ideal inherited from Greece and Rome and from the Italian city-states of the early modern period. One influential point of view, dating back to Hegel, holds that Ch...READ MORE
Centering difference in GCR, including through intersectional, postfoundational, "alternative," "non-traditional," refreshingly interdisciplinary, grounded work on GCE, is what engages me, and what is important to me, since, to draw on de Sousa Santos’s oft-cited reflection (2014), "a diversidade epistemológica do mundo é potencialmente infinita" ("the epistemological diversity of the world is potentially infinite.")
Lauren Ila Misiaszek, Associate Professor