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Preparing for life in the global village: producing global citizen subjects in UK schools

Allan, Alexandra and Charles, Claire 2013, Preparing for life in the global village: producing global citizen subjects in UK schools, Research Papers in Education, vol. Online, pp. 1-19, doi: 10.1080/02671522.2013.851730.

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Title Preparing for life in the global village: producing global citizen subjects in UK schools
Author(s) Allan, Alexandra
Charles, Claire
Journal name Research Papers in Education
Volume number Online
Start page 1
End page 19
Total pages 19
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication Oxon, U.K.
Publication date 2013
ISSN 0267-1522
1470-1146
Keyword(s) Global citizenship education
Subjectivity
Social class
Schooling
Travel
Global citizenship
Summary This paper adds to a growing body of literature which views global citizenship education as part of a broader social and cultural process of subjectivity production. Rather than focus on global citizenship in relation to pedagogy or curriculum content, as much of the previous research literature has done, this paper examines it in relation to the practice of travel. Drawing on data generated in ethnographic fieldwork in two UK schools, the paper explores the way in which the young people in these settings used travel to position themselves as successful, mobile, global citizen subjects. The paper argues that these subjectivities were negotiated as part of a dynamic process: one which took place across multiple spaces, in a myriad of different relationships, and in the deployment of a number of different power relations. The paper concludes with some thoughts about the practice of school travel and how it might effectively be focused upon in future research.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/02671522.2013.851730
Field of Research 13 EDUCATION
Socio Economic Objective 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2013
Copyright notice ©2013, Taylor & Francis
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30059101

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