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Global Citizenship Education "Global Citizenship Concepts in Curriculum Guidelines of 10 Countries: Comparative Analysis"

Global Citizenship Education (GCED) is a concept that lies at the heart of UNESCO’s vision of education for the 21st century. Schools and education systems face the challenge of preparing their students to be competent citizens in the age of globalization.

The ninth issue of the IBE In-Progress Reflections series on Current and Critical Issues in Curriculum, Learning and Assessment, entitled ‘Global Citizenship Concepts in Curriculum Guidelines of 10 Countries: Comparative Analysis’, reports on a study of concepts associated with the new construct of GCED in school curricula. The national school curricula of ten countries, with markedly different cultures and levels of development across different regions of the world, are compared on the presence of such concepts.

The comparison of the curricula of both primary and secondary education, in the areas of history and social sciences, and civics and moral education, is made using a set of categories, constructed for this study by Cristian Cox. Patterns of both the presence and absence of GCED and related content are identified. The study concludes that only two out of the 10 countries curricula consistently included global citizenship concepts. At the same time, all 10 countries included content related to knowledge, values and attitudes that have the world or humanity as referent.

It is currently available in English, and will soon be available in French and Spanish.

We invite you to discover this publication and participate in the discussion forum to share your expertise and your experience on the presence of GCED in your countries’ curricula.

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