The Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education

  • Ian Davies
  • Li-Ching Ho
  • Dina Kiwan
  • Carla L. Peck
  • Andrew Peterson
  • Edda Sant
  • Yusef Waghid

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Geographically-Based Overviews

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrew Peterson, Andrea Milligan, Bronwyn E. Wood
      Pages 3-20
    3. Alistair Ross, Ian Davies
      Pages 21-36
    4. Dina Kiwan
      Pages 37-50
    5. Carla L. Peck, Karen Pashby
      Pages 51-65
    6. Edda Sant, Gustavo González Valencia
      Pages 67-82
  3. Ideologies

  4. Key Concepts

  5. Principal Perspectives and Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Reinhold Hedtke
      Pages 315-329
    3. Theresa Alviar-Martin
      Pages 347-361
    4. Thomas Misco
      Pages 363-376
    5. Binaya Subedi, Jeong-eun Rhee
      Pages 377-392
    6. Paul Wakeling
      Pages 439-453
  6. Key Issues in Teaching and Learning

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 625-658

About this book


This Handbook is a much needed international reference work, written by leading writers in the field of global citizenship and education. It is based on the most recent research and practice from across the world, with the 'Geographically-Based Overviews' section providing summaries of global citizenship and education provided for Southern Africa, Australasia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America, and East and South East Asia.
The Handbook discusses, in the 'Key Ideologies' section, the philosophies that influence the meaning of global citizenship and education, including neo-liberalism and global capitalism; nationalism and internationalism; and issues of post-colonialism, indigeneity, and transnationalism. Next, the 'Key Concepts' section explores the ideas that underpin debates about global citizenship and education, with particular attention paid to issues of justice, equity, diversity, identity, and sustainable development. With these key concepts in place, the 'Principal Perspectives and Contexts' section turns to exploring global citizenship and education from a wide variety of viewpoints, including economic, political, cultural, moral, environmental, spiritual and religious, as well as taking into consideration issues of ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and social class. Finally, the 'Key Issues in the Teaching of Global Citizenship' section discusses how education can be provided through school subjects and study abroad programmes, as well as through other means including social media and online assessment, and political activism.

This Handbook will be vital reading for academics, postgraduates and advanced undergraduates in the fields of sociology and education, particularly those with an interest in comparative studies.


comparative education education citizenship global neoliberal capitalism diversity activism social justice

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian Davies
    • 1
  • Li-Ching Ho
    • 2
  • Dina Kiwan
    • 3
  • Carla L. Peck
    • 4
  • Andrew Peterson
    • 5
  • Edda Sant
    • 6
  • Yusef Waghid
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of EducationUniversity of YorkYorkUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin-MadisonMadisonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Education and Social Justice, School of EducationUniversity of BirminghamBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  4. 4.Department of Elementary EducationUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  5. 5.Faculty of EducationCanterbury Christ Church UniversityCanterburyUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.Faculty of EducationManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom
  7. 7.Department of Education Policy Studies, Faculty of EducationStellenbosch UniversityStellenboschSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59732-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59733-5
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