Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching

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Citizenship Education and Global Migration: Implications for Theory, Research, and Teaching

eBook Publication date: July 2017
ISBN: 978-0-935302-65-3

James A. Banks, Editor

This groundbreaking book describes theory, research, and practice that can be used in civic education courses and programs to help students from marginalized and minoritized groups in nations around the world attain a sense of structural integration and political efficacy within their nation-states, develop civic participation skills, and reflective cultural, national, and global identities. This book includes chapters that describe the problems that 18 nations around the world are experiencing trying to create and implement effective civic education programs for students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups and case studies of effective ways that teachers and other educators are working to resolve these problems.

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James A. Banks is the Kerry and Linda Killinger Endowed Chair in Diversity Studies and Director of the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington. His research focuses on multicultural education and diversity and citizenship education in a global context.

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Endorsements for Citizenship Education and Global Migration

“Once again James Banks has given us just the right book at just the right time. This remarkable book gives us hope based on the promising practices described by scholars from nations around the world.”

—Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Cawthorne Professor of Teacher Education for Urban Schools, Boston College, USA


“Migration is one of today’s most contentious political issues. The debate has become increasingly toxic and education is one of the key battlegrounds. This groundbreaking book provides a vital analysis that cuts through the rhetoric to show the real promise and possibilities of meaningful citizenship education globally.”

—David Gillborn, Director, Centre for Research in Race and Education, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom


“This volume provides an international coverage that is unmatched on the subject of citizenship education and global migration. James Banks has again provided us with a compendium of ideas, evidence-based analyses, and innovative practices that foster equity and social justice.”

—Gerard Postiglione, Chair Professor in Sociology


“This critically important book underscores the consequences of the globally situated transnational migration of commerce, capital, and peoples. It is a ‘must read’ for those interested in the wide-ranging challenges and possibilities associated with our new global reality.”

—Lois Weis, State University of New York Distinguished Professor, University at Buffalo, USA


Given the twin challenges of massive global population flows and the rise of populist nationalism around the globe, Citizenship Education and Global Migration is both timely and necessary. I strongly recommend it.”

—Meira Levinson, Professor of Education, Harvard University, USA