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Nagashima, Julie (2008) FOSTERING GLOBAL CITIZENS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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In this philosophical thesis, I propose global education as one approach for fostering global citizenship which, I believe, leads to a global consciousness. This increasingly interconnected and interdependent world calls for a global consciousness that not only nurtures a sense of caring about global as well as local and/or national issues, but also encourages contributive action. Once I introduce the rationale and goals for promoting a global consciousness, I then focus on education as one avenue for promoting the global citizenship that is essential for a global consciousness. However, global education faces its own challenges that impede its ability to foster global citizens. I specifically highlight six areas of concern that need to be addressed. To achieve a greater understanding of the complex relationship between citizenship and education, I explore the ideologies of traditional and more contemporary philosophers. Having established the linkage between citizenship, both as a nation-state and global concept, and education, I present a philosophy of education which is rooted in the teacher-student relationship. I advocate this bond as a primary step that leads to the promotion of global education in classrooms. By tying together all my main points in section five, I establish the foundation and steps that foster the emergence of a global consciousness.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
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ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairGunzenhauser, Michael Gmgunzen@pitt.eduMGUNZEN
Committee MemberMyers, John Pmyersjp@pitt.eduMYERSJP
Committee MemberSpaulding, Seth
Date: 27 June 2008
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 14 December 2007
Approval Date: 27 June 2008
Submission Date: 14 May 2008
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Education > Administrative and Policy Studies
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: caring; global citizenship; global education; Soka education; teacher agency; teacher-student relationship
Other ID:, etd-05142008-135129
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 19:44
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:43


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