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Universal Values as a Barrier to the Effectiveness of Global Citizenship Education: a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis

Hatley, Jennifer ORCID: (2019) Universal Values as a Barrier to the Effectiveness of Global Citizenship Education: a Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 11 (1). pp. 87-102. ISSN Online: 1756-5278

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO)’s approach to global citizenship education (GCE) includes a set of values termed ‘universal values’. These social ideals include peace, justice and sustainability, and are normatively considered a common good. A multimodal critical discourse analysis of universal values within key UNESCO texts reveals that rather than moving societies towards genuine mutual human well-being, a central theme of GCE, universal values are counterproductive to the achievement of GCE. To enable GCE to achieve its aims, UNESCO needs to incorporate a diverse concept of values that allows for motivations and actions towards global citizenship more relevant to local contexts.

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©Copyright 2019 Hatley. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Licence, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: global citizenship education, multimodal critical discourse analysis, universal values, UNESCO, sustainable development goals, world values survey
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
J Political Science > JZ International relations
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Copyright Info: Open access article
Depositing User: Jennifer Hatley
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:30

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