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Research in Global Learning

Methodologies for global citizenship and sustainable development education

Edited by Douglas Bourn

£40.00

ISBN: 9781800083103

Publication: November 08, 2023

Young people around the world are calling ever more urgently on policymakers to address today’s global challenges of sustainability, structural inequality and social justice. So it is little surprise that learning in a global society, understanding sustainable development and being active global citizens are increasingly popular themes for education at all levels. Educational research makes a crucial contribution to knowledge that can address the great questions of our time, with evidence from diverse studies vital if we are to build a clear picture. Research in Global Learning showcases methods and findings from early career researchers who conducted illuminating studies around the globe, specifically in Brazil, China, Ghana, Greece, Israel, Jamaica, Japan, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Poland, South Korea, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, the United States and the United Kingdom.

The studies in this volume investigate four important themes: the relationship between policy and practice; opportunities and constraints in the education system and for the role of teachers; challenges for higher education; and the perspectives of young people and students. Flexibility of approach is crucial for successful educational research in varied environments, and is on show throughout this book. Depending on context, authors used case study, quantitative and qualitative research, participatory action research, longitudinal studies and analysis of textbooks through critical discourse analysis to demonstrate how learning about global learning and sustainability can inspire learners and contribute to quality education.

Praise for Research in Global Learning
'...Research in Global Learning manages to achieve its stated aims. For me, its greatest asset was the wide variety of contexts in which research was undertaken; the differing environments, outlooks and settings of each of the fifteen countries included in the text bring enormous richness to the perspectives offered, and provide an illuminating glimpse into places and systems that may well be unfamiliar to readers.'
Development Education Review

Douglas Bourn is Professor of Development Education and Director of the Development Education Research Centre at University College London.

List of figures and tables
List of contributors
List of abbreviations
Acknowledgements

General introduction
Douglas Bourn

Part I: Relationship of policy to practice

1 Grounding PISA: comparing view of the PISA global competence questionnaire across centre and periphery in Israel
Heela Goren

2 Ethnography and sustainable learning in Jamaica
Romina De Angelis

3 Bridging practice and policy through post-positivist realism: understanding primary school teachers’ agency for global citizenship education in South Korea
Kyoungwon Lee

Part II: Opportunities and constraints within different education systems and the role of teachers

4 Understanding global learning through the lens of global citizenship in Kazakhstan
Natalya Hanley

5 Global Learning as a pedagogical approach to develop the purpose and value of primary science education
Amy Strachan

6 Global learning enabling teacher voices in one Greek primary school: mixed methods including action research and interviews
Giannis Efthymiou

7 Framing the ‘other’: examining social studies textbooks in Pakistan using critical discourse analysis
Aamna Pasha

Part III: Global Citizenship, internationalisation and sustainable development in higher education

8 The value of multiple case studies in researching internationalisation of higher education
Monica Kraska Birbeck

9 Global citizenship education in higher education in Ghana: the added value of case study to global learning
Simon Eten Angyagre

10 Analysis of teacher education curriculum in Turkey regarding education for sustainable development
Nese Soysal

Part IV: Perspectives and voices of young people and students

11 A longitudinal study on Chinese international students' perception of global citizenship during studying in the UK
Xi Tao

12 Personalised and dynamic: life experiences tailor how young people engage locally and globally
Stephanie Mitsuko Kukita

13 Global citizenship and inequality: voices of Caribbean young people in London and Tobago
Yvette Allen

Conclusion: Research in global learning
Douglas Bourn

Index

'There is a paucity of published work in the field of Global Education and Learning that develops research and outlines the necessary methodologies to undertake it. This book will be an important reference in my work and teaching to showcase the voice and significant contribution of early career researchers.'

Namrata Sharma, Adjunct Professor, State University of New York


 

'This a must-read book. It is an outstanding record of the UCL Development Education Research Centre's research activity on the topic of global education and learning. What makes this text unique and origina in comparison to the majority of books on the market on the same subject is that here global education and learning is addressed through rigorous empirical explorations. Thanks to the contribution of brilliant early career researchers and well established scholars, we now have a more comprehensive and deep insight of this timely and urgent topic.'

Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi, Unesco Chair of Global Citizenship Education, Bologna


 

‘This is an excellent resource both for teaching research and for reference by Doctoral and Masters students embarking on their thesis or dissertation. It is very clearly laid out using accessible language, with global authors giving an overview of research methodologies and theories related to their study. We are using it as a key resource in teaching critical research methods in our MA Education and Social Justice for discussion and inspiration from the global citizenship and sustainable development education research community.’

Angela Daly, Reader in Education and Global Learning, Liverpool John Moores University


 

Research in Global Learning is a seminal reader in the key current issues in Global Education, including Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Education. It marries vision, theory, policy and practice, and provides a broad global perspective on issues at the heart of current education, international cooperation and foreign policy debates. Many of the chapters in the book will become classics in the field. It sits on my desk as a source of hope, and I have used its inspiration and citation with diverse publics: policymakers in national administrations and international organisations, teacher and youth worker educators, school leaders, and broader audiences. I will continue to do so.’

Liam Wegimont, Executive Director Global Education Network Europe and Visiting lecturer, Trinity College Dublin, Bamberg University


 

'...Research in Global Learning manages to achieve its stated aims. For me, its greatest asset was the wide variety of contexts in which research was undertaken; the differing environments, outlooks and settings of each of the fifteen countries included in the text bring enormous richness to the perspectives offered, and provide an illuminating glimpse into places and systems that may well be unfamiliar to readers.'
Development Education Review


 

Format: Hardback

Size: 234 × 156 mm

280 Pages

2 B&W illustrations and 7 tables

Copyright: © 2023

ISBN: 9781800083103

Publication: November 08, 2023

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