XII Stream: Young People and Global Citizenship
Content of the session
PhD, Senior Research Fellow
Australian Youth Research Centre
University of Melbourne
Youth Participation Advisor
By exploring the topic of 'young people and global citizenship', the proposed session will contribute to an emerging field that spans the disciplines of youth studies, international development and education. Theoretical and applied approaches to 'global citizenship' will be will be explored. Young people's voices have a lot to say on these topics.
The conceptual framework for the session draws on three areas of research: social change, young people’s civic engagement and learning, and cross-sectoral partnerships involving community groups, NGOs and learning institutions. The papers are drawn from research collaborations with International Non Government Organizations (INGOs) who place a high priority on social justice and social responsibility. These papers will explore the dynamics of supporting young people's participation and citizenship in local and global spaces, and young people's own understandings of their global citizenship, and why it matters.
Utopian Visions and Pragmatic Uses of Global Education: a Case Study of Amnesty International’s Human Rights Friendly Schools Project in the United Kingdom
Mejias, Sam of Institute of Education, University of London & Trivers, Helen of Amnesty International UK
Local Connections and Global Citizenship
Wierenga, Ani of Australian Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne & Guevara, Jose Roberto of RMIT University & Kahla, Victoria of Plan Australia & Ratnam, Samantha of Australian Youth Research Centre, University of Melbourne
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