As Editor, I am delighted to introduce our issue #2 of Global Commons Review (GCR). GCR is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The UNESCO Chair agenda seeks the implementation of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched in 2012 by the UN Secretary Ban-Ki Moon.
Our regular sections include regional stories, topics related to the work of UNESCO, a higher education corner, topics and learning objectives to teach Global Citizenship Education, and we have included in this number an article on youth leadership and global citizenship education, a most relevant topic particularly in the Middle East. Hopefully this number will contribute to enhance the conversation about Global Citizenship Education.
We offer the reader issue number zero of Global Commons Review, a new magazine published by the Paulo Freire Institute-UCLA and produced by the UNESCO-UCLA Chair in 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.
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