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Maria
20 February 2019

Globalization - The internet has globalized the world!- What´s wrong?- Mass culture...It is taking up everything- What will be left for local cultures?!- The world may be a village- But my village...Extends to the world!...

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Contribution of Pyeongchang Winter Olympics to Promotion of Peace and Global Citizenship Education
20 February 2019

When our aspirations for a more peaceful and sustainable future are stronger than ever before, the recent Winter Olympic Games held in February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, showed us again how Olympics as a global sports festival could contribute to promotion of peace and global citizenship. In...

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Annual Research Conference Unesco-Ucla Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education
20 February 2019

Round table general discussants and participants   Susan Wiksten, speaker from GSEIS/UCLA, USA   Daniel Shugurensky, Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee in the UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education (in the middle), from the Arizona State University, USA with ...

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Starting Small: An Early Childhood Perspective on Global Citizenship Education
20 February 2019

Intro Man’s (sic) ontological vocation is humanization! Freire, 1973 Among the many giants who’s shoulders we stand on to see a bit further, Freire continued the pathway forward by urging the world of education to look beyond the classroom spirit and walls towards “a world in which...

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Legacies of Critical Literacies in Global Citizenship Education
20 February 2019

Introduction The Global Education Monitoring Report (GEMR) is an annual UNESCO publication that reviews data and research on the development of education globally. A policy recommendation was put forth in the 2016 GEMR according to which provision of critical literacy in schools is associated to pol...

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Reflections on Teaching University Global Citizenship Education: Critical Lessons from Los Angeles
20 February 2019

Humanity and our planet face a growing number of interconnected challenges and opportunities exacerbated by globalization(s), which demand new paradigms of teaching and learning. Despite criticism, global citizenship education (GCE) has been offered as an attempt to assist policy makers and practiti...

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Three Different Approaches to Global Citizenship Education
20 February 2019

Global citizenship education (GCE) is not a brand-new concept but it was the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which raised attention to the education. As GCE was included in one of the education targets of the SDG 4 or Global Education 2030 Agenda, it received more attention than before the S...

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A Lost Opportunity
19 February 2019

To walk along the Inca footpaths in Peru is a pleasurable experience as well as an exercise in reflection. As the mind flies alone accompanying the condors in serene harmony with the environment, the questions flow and it is impossible to answer them all. How could such advanced societies be so left...

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Maria, a Global Citizen
19 February 2019

The comic-strip cartoon character Maria was created by Henrique Magalhães in 1975 in Paraíba, a state in the Northeast of Brazil. The initial storyline was about a woman around 30 years of age, single and on the hunt for marriage. The cartoon was created with the goal of shedding light...

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Africa Taking on Global Citizenship Education: Perspectives Towards Forward-Looking Actions
19 February 2019

Contemporary African countries have been grappling with the various remnants of the colonial legacy. One persistent reality that cannot be overlooked is how the continent of Africa was divided into countries, whose borders were drawn capriciously and according to the interests and geo-political, his...

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Policies and (Global) Citizenship in School Boundaries¹
19 February 2019

I am not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Socrates, as quoted in Plutarch’s Of Banishment The ideas around Global Citizenship Education (GCE) may be subject to multiple views and approaches. It is so not only because there are different theoretical and practical visions on t...

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Global Citizenship Education and Target 4.7: the Challenging Road Toward 2030
19 February 2019

Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims at ensuring that by 2030 “all learners acquire knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including among others through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equal...

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