The role of education providers in developing citizenship education
Publication Type
Conference Paper

This study explores the role of education providers in formal and informal settings in the
West Bank in developing ideas and practices of citizenship and global citizenship among
young Palestinians. While there has been extensive research on citizenship and global
citizenship education in global North settings, less attention has been paid to it outside these
contexts. This has reinforced the conflation of global citizenship with affluence and mobility,
and ignored diverse struggles for citizenship and education, which do not conform to
established models and understandings. The case of Palestine provides a unique lens on
citizenship education, given its struggle for statehood and the challenges occupation presents
to everyday survival. It is important that approaches and struggles for global citizenship in
such a context are not written out of explorations of education for citizenship and global
citizenship. Rather, paying attention to them reveals assumptions in the ways citizenship and
global citizenship are conceptualised, as well in the ways experiences in conflict settings are
often parochialised in scholarship and policy making.

Conference Title
Global Challenges Summit 2018: Working Together for International Development:
Conference Country
United Kingdom
Conference Date
July 24, 2018 - July 24, 2018
Conference Sponsor
Northumbria University, Newcastle University, Durham University
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