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Globalization and World Citizenship Education

Huan Liu
Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China

Abstract—Globalization has become the characteristics of the times, and the trend of globalization is irreversible. This has set new requirements and new orientations for citizenship, that is, word citizens with global consciousness and world vision and the ability to actively participate in global affairs. To cultivate qualified word citizens, this has given a new mission to citizenship education, and world citizenship education has emerged. The world citizenship education has received increasing attention and attention. At the same time, it has also been challenged by schools of thoughts such as anti-Western centralism and ethnocentrism. In the face of these challenges, world citizenship education must implement the principle of fairness, justice, democracy, tolerance and safeguarding national characteristics, effectively implementing human rights and humanitarian education, global awareness and global responsibility education, international understanding education, and multicultural education.
Index Terms—globalization; world citizenship; world citizenship education

Cite: Huan Liu, "Globalization and World Citizenship Education," International Journal of Learning and Teaching, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 94-97, June 2020. doi: 10.18178/ijlt.6.2.94-97

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