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      How children living in poor informal settlements in the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, perceive global citizenship

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          This investigation looks at the antecedents and outcomes of 141 children living in poor informal settlements in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana identifying with global citizenship. It finds that the model of global citizenship devised by Reysen and Katzarska-Miller (2013) is a moderately good fit for this group of children. Structural equation modelling demonstrates that antecedents of global awareness as well as friends and family supporting global citizenship (normative environment) predict the child’s self-identification as a global citizen. This in turn predicts six prosocial traits: intergroup empathy, valuing diversity, social justice, environmental sustainability, intergroup helping and responsibility to act. The research suggests that there may be other elements to a global citizenship model that could be investigated in future research.

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                Journal
                ijdegl
                ijdegl
                International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
                IJDEGL
                UCL Press (UK )
                1756-5278
                30 June 2020
                : 12
                : 1
                : 69-83
                Affiliations
                Newcastle University, UK
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                Corresponding author: Email: steve.humble@ 123456ncl.ac.uk
                Article
                10.14324/IJDEGL.12.1.06
                Copyright © 2020 Leithead and Humble

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY) 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/, which permits unrestricted use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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