Blog
About

41
views
0
recommends
+1 Recommend
1 collections
    0
    shares
      • Record: found
      • Abstract: found
      • Article: found
      Is Open Access

      Developing a Global Citizenship Education Programme for Three to Six Year Olds

      Read this article at

      Bookmark
          There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

          Abstract

          This article outlines the development of a global citizenship education programme for three to six year olds. The programme, entitled Just Children, was created by Education for a Just World, a partnership between an Irish Development Non-Governmental Organisation (DNGO), Trócaire, and the Centre for Human Rights and Citizenship Education located in St Patrick's College, Drumcondra, Dublin. 1 The programme was developed through three phases of research. The first phase examined young children's engagement with global justice issues; the second phase explored possible strategies for including global citizenship education in early childhood educational settings; and the third phase tested a draft global citizenship education programme. This article explores the key principles integral to educating for and about global justice and, responding to the results of research as well as the early childhood education landscape, arrives at strategies for introducing global justice work into early childhood settings. This article suggests that introducing a global perspective into early childhood education, using open-ended and active methodologies, supports the development of global citizenship skills, attitudes and understanding.

          Related collections

          Author and article information

          Journal
          72010448
          International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
          int j develop educ gobal learn
          IOE Press
          1756-5278
          01 January 2012
          : 4
          : 1
          : 37-60
          Article
          1756-5278(20120101)4:1L.37;1- s4.phd /ioep/ijdegl/2012/00000004/00000001/art00004
          10.18546/IJDEGL.04.1.04
          Categories
          Articles

          Comments

          Comment on this article

          International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning
          Volume 4, Issue 1

          Similar content 160