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Global Citizenship as a Feminist Pedagogical Tool
Social Alternatives (2016)
  • Tanya Saroj Bakhru, San Jose State University
  • Robin Roggers, San Jose State University
This paper is a collaborative effort between teacher and student. Together, the authors explore notions of global citizenship and its use as a pedagogical tool to expand understandings of gender in a global context in the Women's Studies classroom. Throughout the work, a reflection on the ways in which self and other are constructed and operate across time and space is revealed including issues such as complicating the way in which notions of 'gender' and 'the global' are engaged with in the classroom, transgressing the confines of the academy by challenging stagnant, singular notions of local and global, and implementing the characteristics of a global citizen into learning processes. This paper argues that by invoking notions of global citizenship both teachers and students in the feminist classroom are able to reach beyond immediate surroundings and deepen understandings of gender in a global context.
  • world citizenship,
  • feminism and education,
  • women- social conditions,
  • education of women,
  • gender identity in education
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Tanya Saroj Bakhru and Robin Roggers. "Global Citizenship as a Feminist Pedagogical Tool" Social Alternatives Vol. 35 Iss. 3 (2016) p. 18 - 24 ISSN: 0155-0306
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