• Namrata Sharma
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy book series (GCED)


In this book, Sharma develops an educational framework based on Asian perspectives for global citizenship education. Soka or value-creating education developed by the Japanese educators, Makiguchi and Ikeda is compared to the ideas of Gandhi, the Indian political leader. This chapter explains the important contributions of this work and describes how these can enhance both the discourse and practice within United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) guidelines for global citizenship education. For example, there are alternative ways of thinking about ourselves, society, nature, and the universe that can add to the intercultural dimension of global citizenship education. Also, there are valuable lessons to be learned from studies on these thinkers and their respective movements who have been embroiled in the socio-political and educational changes within their own countries.


Global citizenship education Asian perspectives Soka education Makiguchi Gandhi Ikeda 


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  • Namrata Sharma
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