Global citizens: Who are they?

Bourke, Lorna and Bamber, Philip M. and Lyons, Minna (2012) Global citizens: Who are they? Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 7 (2). pp. 161-174. ISSN 1746-1979

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A growing desire to instigate global citizenship programmes in Higher Education (HE) has led to the development of optional structured opportunities for students to engage in prosocial activities. One of the challenges facing such programmes is to demonstrate and plan for the personal growth of those students. This paper reports the dispositional, prosocial and attitudinal characteristics; knowledge and skills; and perceptions of social justice that students who undertake these activities bring to their initial participation. The findings indicate, that in comparison to a control group, the students differ significantly in a number of important ways (e.g. conscientiousness, extraversion, openness; Machiavellianism, prosocial behaviour; self-esteem; skills relating to social action and tolerance and understanding and their concern regarding social problems). However, consideration should be given to the ways in which those students can be developed within a framework for social justice. Further, recruitment procedures for citizenship programmes in general should encourage the participation of a more diverse group of students than currently appears to be the case.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's post peer review version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Sage Publications journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice
Keywords: Global citizenship, service-learning, attitudes, social justice, Higher Education
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Education > Education Studies
Depositing User: Susan Murray
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2013 13:01
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2017 13:54

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