VISIONARY EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES: GLOBAL AND PEACE EDUCATION

TitleVISIONARY EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS FOR GLOBAL CHALLENGES: GLOBAL AND PEACE EDUCATION
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsSchröttner, B
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume8
Start Page118-124
Date PublishedOctober/2008
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 872794
Keywordseducation policy, global education, peace education
Abstract

The scientific problem of this research points to the fact that a paradigm change in the meaning of educational conceptions and philosophies can be noticed because of intense globalization processes. The analysis demonstrates that education systems which mainly concentrate on the needs of economic globalization can be seen as amplifiers of the globalization phenomenon. The relevance of the study is evident: The influence of the nation-state concerning educational issues gets increasingly lost in a time of globalization, being constantly handed over to private providers and international actors in the field of education. This research in the field of social science is based on an interdisciplinary conceptual framework concerning the fields of adult education; intercultural studies; peace, globalization, and development studies. The intention of the investigation is to describe alternative educational concepts which (are able to) react to the global challenges, as for example global and peace education. The main conclusion of this investigation shows that a reorientation concerning educational topics, which focuses on social cooperation, global solidarity, and a world-wide culture of peace, has to take place.

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