Global Citizenship Education In Context: Teacher Perceptions at an International School and a Local Israeli School

Nov 26, 2015

Source: Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education 


We apply semi-structured interviews to conceptualise perceptions of global citizenship among teachers at an international school and teachers at a local public school in Israel, revealing discrepancies between theory and practice in global citizenship education (GCE). We find that teachers perceive global citizenship differently along three major axes: boundaries of global citizenship, practical aspects of GCE, and through the effect of Israel’s context.

This study offers a comparative perspective that discerns the differing impacts of school context and student background on teacher perceptions at different kinds of schools and highlights the importance of teacher agency in GCE.

Updated: Dec. 15, 2015