Internationalism in Global Citizenship and Education



This chapter aims to better understand the concept of internationalism within the broader construct of global citizenship education. Thus, it considers how internationalism is situated within a discourse on globalisation. While research on internationalism in citizenship education is not overabundant, the available literature seems to favour incidents that report on higher education perspectives. Therefore, an opening exists where alternative perspectives that incorporate internationalism in citizenship education at the school level may be explored. In addition, the chapter also examines how traditional models of citizenship education may be substituted for critical frameworks that enhance emancipatory pedagogic and democratic practices.


Global citizenship education Internationalism Interconnectivity Internationalised curriculum Critical theory Critical rationality Critical global citizenship education 


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  1. 1.English DepartmentAlasala UniversityDammamKingdom of Saudi Arabia

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