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xv, 246 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Bible to bibliography: Personal, professional and political efficacy 2. Globalisation: Sustainable global citizenship 3. Philosophy transcends mediated modes 4. Personal search, public research 5. Policy, politics, glocal integrity 6. Conviction, verification, in-forming CHAT 7. Dreams, drama, performative dharma.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138887800 20160619
An acknowledged challenge for humanitarian democratic education is its perceived lack of philosophical and theoretical foundation, often resulting in peripheral academic status and reduced prestige. A rich philosophical and theoretical tradition does however exist. This book synthesises crucial concepts from Critical Realism, Critical Social Theory, Critical Discourse Studies, neuro-, psycho-, socio- and cognitive-linguistic research, to provide critical global educators with a Cultural Historical Activity Theory (CHAT) framework for self- and negotiated evaluation. Empirical research spanning six years, involving over 500 international teachers, teacher educators, NGO and DEC administrators and academics, traces the personal and professional development of the critical global educator. Analyses of surveys, focus groups and interviews reveal factors which determine development, translating personal transformative learning to professional transaction and transformational political efficacy. Eight recommendations call for urgent conceptual deconstruction, expansion and redefinition, mainstreaming Global Citizenship Education as Sustainable Development. In an increasingly heteroglossic world, this book argues for relevance, for Critical Discourse Studies, if educators mediating and modelling diverse emergent disciplines are to honestly and effectively engage a learner's consciousness. The Critical Global Educator will appeal to researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the fields of citizenship, development, global education, sustainability, social justice, human rights and professional development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138887800 20160619
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xii, 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Diversity
  • Ecological knowledge
  • Liberation and enlightenment
  • Learning to love, loving to learn
  • The hidden curriculum of assimilation
  • Curriculum, teaching, and learning as a sustainability challenge
  • Language education as a sustainability challenge
  • Consciousness as a sustainability challenge
  • Identity and identification as a sustainability challenge
  • Migration as a sustainability challenge
  • Global ecological citizenship education
  • Towards a "deep" democratic education for sustainable development.
This book critically examines the impact of migration, education, development, and the spread of English on global bio-linguistic and cultural diversity. Derived from findings from a comparative eco-linguistic study of intergenerational language, culture, and education change in the Tibetan Diaspora, the book extends its analysis to consider the plight of other peoples who find themselves straddling the Indigenous-Minority-Diaspora divide. MacPherson explores the overlapping and distinctive sustainability challenges facing indigenous and minority communities when they are connected by and within diasporas, and seeks to adequately explain the discontinuities and disjunctures between their educational struggles and achievement levels.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415882156 20160605
Education Library (Cubberley)

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