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Learning global citizenship? Exploring connections between the local and the global

Gaventa, J.; Mayo, Marjorie C. and Rooke, Alison. 2009. Learning global citizenship? Exploring connections between the local and the global. Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 4(2), pp. 161-175. ISSN 1746-1979 [Article]

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Abstract or Description

This article identifies historical connections between adult learning, popular education and the emergence of the public sphere in Europe, exploring potential implications for adult learning and community development, drawing upon research evaluating programmes to promote community-based learning for active citizenship in UK. The research findings illustrate the relevance of the global and indeed the regional levels, when addressing concerns with active citizenship, locally.

The article then moves on to examine experiences of global citizen advocacy coalitions, experiences from which participants have been drawing differing lessons about global citizenship. Finally, the conclusions raise questions about the scope for adult learning and community development in the current policy context, shaped so significantly by neo-liberal agendas. Social movements in general and popular education movements, more specifically, would seem to have vital roles to play, facilitating adult learning for critical democratic engagement with the structures of governance, locally and beyond, internationally.

Item Type:

Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1177/1746197909103935

Keywords:

active citizenship, adult learning, global, local

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Sociology

Dates:

DateEvent
July 2009Published

Item ID:

9156

Date Deposited:

18 Oct 2013 09:20

Last Modified:

09 Jul 2018 18:50

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/9156

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