Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education

  • R. Reynolds
  • D. Bradbery
  • J. Brown
  • K. Carroll
  • D. Donnelly
  • K. Ferguson-Patrick
  • S. Macqueen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
    1. Ruth Reynolds, Deborah Bradbery, Joanna Brown, Kay Carroll, Debra Donnelly, Kate Ferguson-Patrick et al.
      Pages 1-1
  2. Temporal and Spatial Views of Global Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Hilary Landorf, Eric Feldman
      Pages 43-52
  3. Telling National Stories of Global Education

  4. Empowering Citizens for Global Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Javier Calvo De Mora
      Pages 107-113
    3. Suzanne Macqueen, Kate Ferguson-Patrick
      Pages 115-124
    4. Deborah Bradbery, Joanna Brown
      Pages 125-132
  5. Deconstructing Global Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Fran Martin, Fatima Pirbhai-Illich
      Pages 135-150
    3. Kay Carroll, Fatima Pirbhai-Illich
      Pages 151-158
  6. Transforming Curricula for Global Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Henrik Åström Elmersjö
      Pages 161-172
    3. Debra Donnelly, Kathryn Grushka
      Pages 173-186
    4. Kay Carroll
      Pages 199-207
    5. Toh Swee-Hin
      Pages 209-222
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 223-229

About this book


This volume addresses the need for an international perspective on global education, and provides alternate voices to the theme of global education. The editors asked international educators in different contexts to indicate how their own experience of global education addresses the broad and contested concepts associated with this notion. Following the lead of the internationally acknowledged authors from North America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia, perspectives were provided on a wide variety of contexts including tertiary education, and teacher education; various pedagogies for global education, including digital pedagogies; and curriculum development at school, tertiary and community levels. Contesting and Constructing International Perspectives in Global Education explores the tensions inherent in discussions of global education from a number of facets including spatial, pedagogical, temporal, social and cultural; and provides critical, descriptive and values-laden interpretations. The book is divided into five sections, “Temporal and Spatial Views of Global Education”; “Telling National Stories of Global Education”; “Empowering Citizens for Global Education”; “Deconstructing Global Education”; and “Transforming Curricula for Global Education”. It is envisaged as a starting point for a stronger international conception of global education and a way to build a conversation for the future of global education in a neo-liberal and less internationally confident time.


global education global perspectives in education international education international perspectives on education

Editors and affiliations

  • R. Reynolds
    • 1
  • D. Bradbery
    • 2
  • J. Brown
    • 3
  • K. Carroll
    • 4
  • D. Donnelly
    • 5
  • K. Ferguson-Patrick
    • 6
  • S. Macqueen
    • 7
  1. 1.University of NewcastleAustralia
  2. 2.University of NewcastleAustralia
  3. 3.University of NewcastleAustralia
  4. 4.Australian Catholic UniversityAustralia
  5. 5.University of NewcastleAustralia
  6. 6.University of NewcastleAustralia
  7. 7.University of NewcastleAustralia

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