Universal values as a barrier to the effectiveness of global citizenship education: a multimodal critical discourse analysis

Hatley, J (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 1756-5278

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.18546/IJDEGL.11.1.06

Abstract

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) 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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: global citizenship education, multimodal critical discourse analysis, universal values, UNESCO, sustainable development goals, world values survey
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.18546/IJDEGL.11.1.06
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2021 18:43
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:56
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