Education for global citizenship in Scotland: reciprocal partnership or politics of benevolence?

Mackenzie, A., Enslin, P. and Hedge, N. (2016) Education for global citizenship in Scotland: reciprocal partnership or politics of benevolence? International Journal of Educational Research, 77, pp. 128-135. (doi: 10.1016/j.ijer.2016.03.007)

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Links between schools in the United Kingdom and partner schools in developing countries are an increasingly popular approach to teaching global citizenship. This study addresses the limited empirical research to date on the influence of such links on pupils' learning and understanding. Following an overview of the curricular theme of global citizenship in the Scottish curriculum and in the context of a partnership between Scotland and Malawi, challenges and potential pitfalls of teaching global citizenship are illustrated by the voices of pupils at four schools. Data is analysed through the themes of knowledge and understanding, concerns about fairness, and giving and helping. We reflect on whether our study indicates the intended reciprocal partnership or a 'politics of benevolence'.

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Global citizenship, Scotland-Malawi Partnership, school links, benevolence, reciprocity.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Enslin, Professor Penny and Hedge, Professor Nicki and Mackenzie, Dr Alison
Authors: Mackenzie, A., Enslin, P., and Hedge, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education > Social Justice Place and Lifelong Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Education > People, Place & Social Change
Journal Name:International Journal of Educational Research
ISSN (Online):1873-538X
Published Online:22 April 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in International Journal of Educational Research 77: 128-135
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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