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Education for Global Citizenship: Promoting Democracy
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Madrid | 2019 | p. 15-26
ISSN 2254-3139
Manuela Mesa
Corporate author: 
Autonomous University of Madrid; RINACE

This paper makes a reflection on the role of education in the current international context, marked by profound changes and by a situation of uncertainty and instability and reverse in rights. It discusses the various interpretative frameworks that explain the current world and that are articulated around the global-local axis and ethnic-national identities and multiple identities. In a world characterized by the complexity and speed of changes, it is very important to overcome the the compartmentalization of knowledge in areas such as mathematics, social, language, etc and look for global approaches. Education as a transformative practice cannot be outside of the major challenges facing humanity at the national and multilateral. The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals gives opportunities for the consolidation of the Education for Global Citizenship. 


Resource Type: 
Research papers / journal articles
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Human rights
Globalisation and social justice / International understanding
Sustainable development / sustainability
Level of education: 
Primary education
Secondary education
global citizenship
global citizenship education
human rights
Agenda 2030
Social transformation
Ciudadanía globlal
Derechos humanos
Transformación social