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Global Citizenship Education in West Africa: A Promising Concept?

ContributorsLauwerier, Thibaut
Published inGlobal Citizenship Education. Critical and International Perspectives, Editors Akkari, A. & Maleq, K., p. 99-109
PublisherNew York, NY : Springer
Publication date2020

From early 2010, the concept of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has been mainstreamed into international discourse and to a lesser extent in national discourse. Alongside education for sustainable development and education for peace, GCE has become the new buzzword in international development policies. However, its implementation remains problematic, especially in contexts such as West Africa where it faces major challenges. The exogenous origin of GCE and the lack of local stakeholders' involvement could diminish the relevance of the concept. Moreover, many multi-ethnic West African countries are still facing issues surrounding national citizenship and citizenship education. In this chapter, we discuss the potential of GCE in Francophone West Africa by reviewing the scientific literature on the topic.

  • Education
  • Citizenship
  • Globalization
  • Africa
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LAUWERIER, Thibaut. Global Citizenship Education in West Africa: A Promising Concept? In: Global Citizenship Education. Critical and International Perspectives. New York, NY : Springer, 2020. p. 99–109. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-44617-8_8
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