Navigating global citizenship education: activating an allosyncratic framework

Palmer, Nicholas Robert Doveton (2021) Navigating global citizenship education: activating an allosyncratic framework. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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Global citizenship education (GCE) is of increasing interest to educational communities the world over. In recent times, various government,and non-government organisations, including the United Nations, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the International Baccalaureate and Oxfam, have prioritised GCE. A growing body of existing literature, including empirical studies, has explored this concept; however, questions remain as to how international schools articulate and implement GCE practically and meaningfully. This thesis presents the process and outcomes of research into the articulation and implementation of GCE at a single international school. Through the ongoing application of constructivist grounded theory (CGT), the researcher developed a substantive theoretical framework of GCE articulation and implementation. The substantive theoretical framework includes three sub-core categories: 1) authenticating through action, which reflects the exploration of GCE by reaching beyond symbols and determining values within the school; 2) determining empathetic propensity,which describes and explains participants’ focus on acting empathetically; and 3)long-term responsiveness, which outlines how participants extend their comprehension of sustainability and inter-cultural understanding. These three sub-core categories fuse to form the core category of Allosyncracy, a neologism, denoting the behaviours and temperament unique to an individual or group interacting with others. In addition to contributing to GCE theory, this study also extends the possibilities of future research by adopting fresh and innovative approaches concerning CGT. The research approach and resulting substantive theory have relevance to those seeking to articulate and implement GCE, broaden and deepen understandings of GCE and explore practical examples of GCE with greater clarity.

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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Supervisors: Andrews, Dorothy; Conway, Joan
Date Deposited: 10 May 2021 04:59
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2021 05:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: Global citizenship education (GCE); Allosyncracy
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3999 Other Education > 399999 Other education not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.26192/8MC6-K063

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