Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Critical Global Citizenship Education

by Carlos Alberto Torres

Series: Critical Global Citizenship Education

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  • 9780367194345
  • 9781315452562
  • 9781315452555

In the first volume in the Critical Global Citizenship Education series, Torres combines theoretical and empirical research to present an original perspective on global citizenship education as a vitally important way of learning in a globalized world. In examining the requirements for effective global citizenship education and education reform, he investigates pathways to citizenship-building at the local, national and global levels and urges development of teaching methods, teacher education, and curriculum within a social justice education framework. Taking into account post-colonial perspectives, political realities at play, and practical implications, Torres provides a succinct but comprehensive understanding of how global citizenship education can expand the concept of civic education in a global society and interrupt inequality.

This volume considers the ways that global citizenship education has been incorporated and is used by international institutions, governments, and the academy, and provides a clear framework for anyone struggling to make sense of the tensions and complexities of global citizenship education today.


  • Taylor and Francis; April 2017
  • ISBN: 9781315452562
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Theoretical and Empirical Foundations of Critical Global Citizenship Education
  • Series: Critical Global Citizenship Education
  • Author: Carlos Alberto Torres
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780367194345
  • 9781315452562
  • 9781315452555

About The Author

Carlos Alberto Torres is Distinguished Professor of Education at UCLA, UNESCO Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education, and Director of the Paulo Freire Institute.

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780367194345
  • 9781315452562
  • 9781315452555