Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
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Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education

Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples

Authors: Sharma, Namrata

  • Introduces soka, a Japanese approach to curriculum that emerged in 1930s Japan in response to an increasingly militaristic educational system focused on creating subjects of the state rather than contributive citizens of local and global communities
  • Makes practical suggestions for lessons from professionals who work with non-western perspectives
  • Contributes to debates centered on the epistemological and ontological assumptions of Western liberal capitalism and its ties to global citizenship education
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This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or value-creating education developed by the Japanese educators, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) and Daisaku Ikeda (b. 1928) is compared to the ideas of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). This study of their respective thoughts and movements has a significant bearing on the three domains of learning within the global citizenship education conceptual dimensions of UNESCO – the cognitive, socio-emotional, and behavioral. This book deftly combines theoretical discussions with themes and suggestions for practice and future research. 

About the authors

Namrata Sharma is Adjunct instructor at State University of New York, Oswego, USA and an international education consultant. Her research interests include intercultural education, global citizenship, and international and comparative education. 

Reviews

“Global citizenship has become a popular theme of numerous educational publications but this excellent volume by Dr. Sharma brings Asian perspectives and approaches that have been sadly neglected in the literature to date. What is particularly impressive about this volume is the way in which the ideas of Gandhi and two Japanese thinkers, Makiguchi and Ikeda, are shown to be very relevant to today’s social, political and educational debates.” (Douglas Bourn, Professor and Co-Director of the Development Education Research Centre, University College London-Institute of Education, UK, and author of Theory and Practice of Development Education)

“A well-researched treatise on the three revolutionaries, Makiguchi, Ikeda, and Gandhi, this study offers refreshing insights into their contemporary relevance and the subsequent efforts underway in different parts of the world to contextualize their visions for the practice of global citizenship education, human rights and a sustainable future. The author reveals admirable analytical skills in revisiting their strivings for a new humanistic world vision through restructuring of education as a potential instrument of value creation.” (N. Radhakrishnan, Professor, Senior Gandhian scholar and activist, Chairman of Indian Council of Gandhian Studies, New Delhi, and Dean of the Faculty of Languages in Gandhigram University, India)

“Global citizenship is enjoying a rediscovery lately in the scholarly literature—and for good reason given increasing turns toward nationalism worldwide. In this book, Namrata Sharma offers an important, timely and necessary examination of non-Western perspectives and praxis of education for global citizenship rooted in the internationally growing area of value-creation advanced by Tsunesaburo Makiguchi and Daisaku Ikeda, and in the philosophy and practice of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.” (Jason Goulah, Associate Professor of Bilingual-Bicultural Education and Director of the Institute for Daisaku Ikeda Studies in Education, DePaul University, Chicago, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Sharma, Namrata

  • Makiguchi, Ikeda, and Gandhi: A Brief Comparative Study

    Pages 15-41

    Sharma, Namrata

  • Global Citizenship Education and Non-Western Perspectives

    Pages 43-55

    Sharma, Namrata

  • Revisiting the Concept of Dialogue in Global Citizenship Education

    Pages 57-71

    Sharma, Namrata

  • Can Active Citizenship Be Learned? Examining Content and Activities in a Teacher’s Education Module Engaging with Gandhi and Makiguchi

    Pages 73-86

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education
Book Subtitle
Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Pivot
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78244-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78244-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78243-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 146
Number of Illustrations
6 b/w illustrations
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