Transnationalism in Education: Theoretical Discussions and the Implications for Teaching Global Citizenship Education

  • Hannah SoongEmail author


This chapter uses the construct of transnationalism as a conceptual lens to examine the tenets of educating for global citizenship. While the goals for educating students for global citizenship are important, the key argument that this chapter offers is that the meaning of ‘global’ should be depicted as trans-centric instead of nation-centric. Furthermore, within an age of mobility, transnationalism can offer new insights on the importance of global citizenship. In doing so, it provokes readers to consider how transnationalism can move citizenship education practices beyond political and geographic boundaries to theory building.


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  1. 1.University of South AustraliaNorth AdelaideAustralia

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