As Editor, I am delighted to introduce our issue #2 of Global Commons Review (GCR). GCR is an initiative of the UNESCO Chair on Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education (GCE). The UNESCO Chair agenda seeks the implementation of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched in 2012 by the UN Secretary Ban-Ki Moon.
Our regular sections include regional stories, topics related to the work of UNESCO, a higher education corner, topics and learning objectives to teach Global Citizenship Education, and we have included in this number an article on youth leadership and global citizenship education, a most relevant topic particularly in the Middle East. Hopefully this number will contribute to enhance the conversation about Global Citizenship Education.
We offer the reader issue number zero of Global Commons Review, a new magazine published by the Paulo Freire Institute-UCLA and produced by the UNESCO-UCLA Chair in Global Learning and Global Citizenship Education. We want to stress the importance of global citizenship education and feature what we believe to be its manifold implications and applications for formal , informal and non-formal education.
When our aspirations for a more peaceful and sustainable future are stronger than ever before, the recent Winter Olympic Games held in February 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea, showed us again how Olympics as a global sports festival could contribute to promotion of peace and global citizenship. In...READ MORE