What is meant by global citizenship and how are people educated for it?

Supervisor: Professor Ian Davies

A) Rationale for the project

Global citizenship for some is an empty slogan. For others it is an all encompassing attachment to humanity. For some it is associated with a precisely and concretely framed governmental system. The political, economic and other forces that influence the development of a more fragmented or less diverse world are hotly debated. At a time when many education systems are dominated by national (and perhaps nationalistic) forces this project allows for the exploration of the vital (and curiously neglected) field of global citizenship education.

B) References that should be read (if you do not have access to these, please email ian.davies@york.ac.uk)

Davies, I., Peterson, A., Peck, C., Sant, E., Waghid, Y., Ho, L. C., & Kiwan, D. (2018). The Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education. Palgrave Macmillan.

C) Research aims / questions

What is global citizenship?

What is global citizenship education?

D) Methods

The above question could be explored in a number of different ways. One project could focus on teachers' (or others) understandings of global citizenship. That analysis of perceptions could be linked to a project in which data are collected from schools and/or other contexts in which attempts are made to promote global citizenship.