Global Citizenship Education
Preparing learners for the challenges of the twenty-first century
Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is a framing paradigm which encapsulates how education can develop the knowledge, skills, values and attitudes learners need for securing a world which is more just, peaceful, tolerant, inclusive, secure and sustainable. This publication aims to define the parameters of GCE by using the collective expertise, experience and wisdom of those participants who gathered at landmark events, and to plan for future action in line with emerging thinking and other ongoing work.
The review establishes that GCE has a critical role to play in equipping learners with competencies to deal with the dynamic and interdependent world of the twenty-first century. This publication also explores a number of enabling conditions for the promotion and implementation of GCE. These include: the existence of an open environment for universal values, the implementation of transformative pedagogy and support for youth-led initiatives. The review acknowledges that there are a number of ongoing tensions with the concepts of global citizenship and global citizenship education.