Global Citizenship Education in Post-Secondary Institutions

Theories, Practices, Policies- Foreword by Indira V. Samarasekera

by Lynette Shultz (Volume editor) Ali A. Abdi (Volume editor) George H. Richardson (Volume editor)
©2011 Textbook VIII, 282 Pages
Series: Complicated Conversation, Volume 35


Drawing on critical pedagogy, post-colonial analysis, hermeneutic interpretation, and reconceptualist curriculum frameworks, the twenty chapters in this edited collection address, from interrelated perspectives, a gap in the scholarly literature on the theory, practice, and policy of global citizenship and global citizenship education. The book provides readers with analyses and interpretations of the existing state of global citizenship education in post-secondary institutions, and stimulates discussion about the field at a time when there is an intense debate about the current drive to «internationalize» tertiary education and the role global citizenship education should play in that process. International and interdisciplinary in its examination of post-secondary global citizenship education, the book will be useful in courses that focus on policy formation, curriculum development and theorizing in the field.


VIII, 282
ISBN (Hardcover)
ISBN (Softcover)
Publication date
2011 (March)
global citizenship education higher education social justice education transdisciplinarity post-secondary education
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2011. VIII, 282 pp., num. ill. and tables

Biographical notes

Lynette Shultz (Volume editor) Ali A. Abdi (Volume editor) George H. Richardson (Volume editor)

Lynette Shultz is Associate Professor and Co-director of the Center for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) at the University of Alberta. Her particular areas of work include international perspectives on educational policy, children’s rights, citizenship education and organizing for change. Ali A. Abdi is Professor of Education and Co-director of the CGCER at the University of Alberta. His areas of research include comparative and international education; globalization, citizenship and human rights education; social foundations of education; cultural studies in education; and colonial and postcolonial studies in education. George H. Richardson is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta. His research interests include the role of education in national identity formation, citizenship education, and action research.


Title: Global Citizenship Education in Post-Secondary Institutions