Development Education

Debates and dialogue

Paperback / softback, 127 pages, 210 mm x 148 mm
1 Jun 2008
Institute of Education

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This insightful and timely book reflects a range of views, opinions and perspectives on the subject of development education and on related themes of global education, global learning and global citizenship. Contributions are based in an international context, with contributors from the UK, Europe and South America, and a particular focus on Germany and Brazil. The book aims to stimulate debate and dialogue on development education, involving academics, policy-makers and practitioners, to identify issues and themes for research and pose questions for future practice.

  • Douglas Bourn

    Douglas Bourn is Director of the Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, University of London. He was previously Director of the Development Education Research Centre (DEA). He is Chair of the UNESCO UK Committee on Education for Sustainable Development.

  • Vanessa Andreotti

    Vanessa Andreotti is a senior lecturer at the School of Maori, Social and Cultural Studies in Education at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. She is also a Research Fellow at the Development Education Research Network at the National University of Ireland in Galway, and the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice at the University of Nottingham. Her research interests include postcolonial theory and global citizenship education.

  • Barbara Asbrand

    Barbara Asbrand is Professor of Education at Göttingen University and was previously research fellow at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Her research is focused on global learning, quality education and evaluation and educational anthropology.

  • David Hicks

    David Hicks is Professor in the School of Education, Bath Spa University and author of a number of publications on global and futures education.

  • Anna Luise Laycock

    Anna Luise Laycock is Learning Co-ordinator for Oxfam Education and Youth. She holds an MSc in Global Ethics, specialising in global citizenship, and has worked in the education and fair trade sectors.

  • Alison Leonard

    Alison Leonard is a research student at the Development Education Research Centre, Institute of Education, geography teacher at Westminster School, London, and lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University for the Teach First programme.

  • Annette Scheunpflug

    Annette Scheunpflug is Professor of Education at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Her research is focused on global learning, international and intercultural education, educational anthropology and quality in education. She is a member of the advisory board for development education of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

  • Gillian Temple

    Gillian Temple is Head of Oxfam’s Education and Youth Team. She has extensive experience as a teacher and school inspector, and has worked with numerous charities, local education authorities and government departments.

1 Introduction by Douglas Bourn
2 Why global learning and global education? An educational approach influenced by the perspectives of Immanuel Kant by Annette Scheunpflug
3 How adolescents learn about globalisation and development by Barbara Asbrand
4 Development vs poverty: notions of cultural supremacy in development education policy by Vanessa Andreotti
5 Global school relationships: school linking and modern challenges by Alison Leonard
6 Education for global citizenship: towards a clearer agenda for change by Gillian Temple and Anna Luise Laycock
7 Developing a futures dimension in the school curriculum by David Hicks

This [publication] serves a very valuable purpose in examining how people learn and become more driven to become engaged in efforts to reduce global poverty, and where the challenges or barriers lie in facilitating that learning. It will help to guide future policy and programmes across the development sector, to build public support for development in the UK.

Diana Dalton, Head of Building Support for Development, Department of International Development (DFID)

As a field of research and scholarship 'development education' has rightly extended beyond geography, drawing from a bewildering array of perspectives from world studies, to global education and citizenship and more recently futures education. This book picks a way through this scene in a manner that is both critical and productive.

David Lambert, Chief Executive, Geographical Association

...a useful contribution to the field and offers opportunities to reflect on contemporary practice. The spaces between the positions elaborated by its contributors will provide fertile ground in which readers can grow their own solutions to difficult problems.

Dr Roland Tormey, Policy & Practice: A Development Education Review