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Global Citizenship Education in Post-Secondary Institutions

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

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Edited By Lynette Shultz, Ali A. Abdi and George H. Richardson

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.

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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS Ali A. Abdi is professor of education and co-director, Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER), University of Alberta. His areas of research in- clude 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. Vanessa Andreotti is professor of international education at the University of Oulu, Finland. She has extensive experience in research and pedagogy in the areas of devel- opment and global citizenship education internationally. Her research interests focus on epistemological pluralism and the application of postcolonial, indigenous and post- structural theories in educational critique and pedagogy. Kwasi Ansu-Kyeremeh is an alumnus of the University of Alberta, and was formerly head of the School of Communication Studies at the University of Ghana. He is also chief of Atwima Apemanim, a village in the Ashanti region of Ghana. Dr. Ansu- Kyeremeh’s research and publications focus on indigenous communication in Africa. He is a co-instructor of the Global Citizenship Education course. His e-mail address is kansuk2000@yahoo.com Margaret-Ann Armour margaret-ann.armour@ualberta.ca, holds degrees from Ed- inburgh University (B.Sc., M.Sc.) and the University of Alberta (Ph.D.) where she is Associate Dean of Science, Diversity. Her interests are in methods for the disposal of hazardous chemicals and women in science. Awards include a 3M Teaching Fellow- ship, the Chemical Institute of Canada’s Montreal Medal and the Order of Canada. Roberto Bezerra da Silva teaches literature at Universidade Federal de Sergipe, where he is...

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