A Handbook of Global Citizenship Education

The Belgian perspective

Often addressed in the form of social or environmental issues perceived as being of serious concern, Global Citizenship Education (GCE) is expected to feature increasingly in the curricula of schools and universities in the future. But in Belgium and around the world, GCE has been the subject of debate in recent years... Read More

Presented as a response to contemporary global issues (such as sustainable development, interculturality or democracy), Global Citizenship Education (GCE) aims to "open people's eyes and minds to the realities of the world and awaken them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and human rights for all". Given that GCE is now perceived as a means of bringing contemporary world issues into classrooms, teachers and school principals are increasingly encouraged to adopt it. Indeed, new skills frameworks require students to develop knowledge on global issues, while students themselves are demanding this education because they seek the means to play a greater role in the world.
Often addressed in the form of social or environmental issues perceived as being of serious concern, GCE is expected to feature increasingly in the curricula of schools and universities in the future. But in Belgium and around the world, Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has been the subject of debate in recent years. This handbook reflects these various debates. Initially published in French, it is, above all, an attempt to compensate for the absence of texts on the subject from the French-speaking world, notably from the Belgian research and practice world. This English version enhances the international visibility of the vital academic, institutional, and professional sectors addressing GCE in Belgium, and highlights the specific features of GCE in this country. It will be particularly useful for students, teachers and practitioners, and everyone who wants to understand the challenges of Global Citizenship Education today.

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Presses universitaires de Louvain
Edited by
Cécile Giraud, Gautier Pirotte, Daniel Faulx,
BISAC Subject Heading
BIC subject category (UK)
JF Society & culture: general
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06 Professional and scholarly
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3080 SCIENCES HUMAINES ET SOCIALES, LETTRES > 3081 Sciences sociales
Title First Published
19 January 2023
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
: Sciences économiques et sociales
: Sciences politiques et sociales
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Publication Date
19 January 2023
Main content page count : 254
17 x 24 cm
435 grams
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25.50 €
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Publication Date
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Main content page count : 254
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Cécile Giraud, Gautier Pirotte and Daniel Faulx 5

Part 1
Theoretical dimensions
Global citizenship between ethics and politics: an attempt at clarification
Edouard Delruelle 19
A panorama of the theoretical trends in global citizenship education
Cécile Giraud 39
From Development Education to Global Citizenship Education
Jan Van Ongevalle and Goedroen Juchtmans 55
The three projects of contemporary global citizenship education: democratisation, inclusion and de-Westernisation
Gautier Pirotte 69
Educating for a just and sustainable world. Exploring the relationship(s) between Global Citizenship Education and Education for Sustainable Development
Kevin Goris 83
Educating for global citizenship: a psychological and educational challenge
Daniel Faulx, Cédric Danse and Marine Winand 103

Part 2
Institutional dimensions
The ambitions and challenges of global citizenship education in Belgium
Mara Coppens d'Eeckenbrugge 123
Global Citizenship Education as seen by the Belgian Federal Programme for Global Citizenship Education
Annoncer la Couleur/Kruit (Enabel)
Marie Navarre and Jan Verschueren 135
The Kaleidoscope of GCE(S) in Belgium: the issues, tensions and conflicts that NGOs encounter
Marie Derrider, Justine Contor and Scott Fontaine 147
When "education for" approaches and external stakeholders establish themselves in schools
Bernard Delvaux, Lisa Devos, Xavier Dumay and Éric Mangez 177

Part 3
Practical dimensions
Continuing education methodologies at the service of GCE(S)
Pierre Beaulieu and Claire Wiliquet 193
Critical pedagogy approaches in global citizenship education
Stéphanie Merle and Jean-Pierre Raskin 205
What if we integrated Web 2.0 tools into global citizenship education?
Véronique Fettweis 217
Education for sustainable development and education for global citizenship: same goal, same approach?
Sara de Piere 229
After education, advocacy at the heart of international solidarity
Jean-Jacques Grodent 237