Author: Sinclair, Margaret
Full Citation: Sinclair, M. (Ed.) (2012). Education for Global Citizenship. Doha, Qatar: Education Above All.
Overview: This book shows that transformative education for local, national and global citizenship and peace CAN be implemented even under difficult conditions if there is a policy commitment to do so. Authors have provided examples and lessons learned from their own experiences as eminent practitioners in the field. The book is divided into three parts:
- Part One provides a brief overview of education for global citizenship, including in chapter 1 the subject matter and sub-themes,in chapter 2 the challenges of teaching for personal values and behaviour development, and in chapter 3 the importance of having a clearly defined and holistic policy accepted by key stakeholders, and effective implementation.
Part Two comprises chapters contributed by practitioners and specialists. Section A of Part Two presents some reflections on the challenges of teaching for values development and behaviour change, and on the use of textbooks in this regard. Section B comprises four case studies that focus on or include education for citizenship and civics. Section C presents three cases focused on education for peace, together with a review of peace education in Muslim societies. Section D introduces human rights education and education designed to explore humanitarian law. Section E reviews problems of and possibilities for teaching about a conflictual past. Section F focuses on the development of national and international policy and planning for education to be supportive of peacebuilding and of respect for human rights.
Finally, Part Three offers some recommendations for future action.