Global citizenship education in Australasia

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Peterson, Milligan and Wood examine global citizenship education in Australasia. Focusing on Australia and New Zealand, the chapter commences with relevant comments about the political, economic and social contexts which inform notions of citizenship/global citizenship. A critical analysis of current policy and curricular initiatives is presented, and it is suggested that global citizenship education in both nations are characterised by a piecemeal and under-defined approach. Drawing on empirical research it is argued that the patchy approach means that students’ experience of GCED is inconsistent and, at times, lacking a critical edge. The chapter concludes with some possible futures for GCED in Australasia.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Palgrave Handbook of Global Citizenship and Education
EditorsIan Davies, Li-Ching Ho, Dina Kiwan, Carla Peck, Andrew Peterson, Edda Sant, Yusef Waghid
Publication statusPublished - 12 Jan 2018