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Stephen Downes

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It makes sense that we should revisit the idea of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) after the end of Covid. But what would that education look like? asks Marta Estellés. That's the problem, she writes. " most GCED models have been framed as evolutionary and redemptive models, reinforcing neo-liberal perspectives of minimizing both the public sphere and governments' obligations toward their citizens. With some noted exemptions, GCED models tend to promote an 'entrepreneurial self'." But that's the sort of thinking that got us into the current crisis. "The problem is not only that there are individuals who are not able to imagine and carry out forms of cooperation with other citizens around the world, but also –and perhaps more importantly– that many governments are not willing, nor demanded, to do so." We need to learn to cooperate, to form consensus, and work toward the global good.

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