Youth negotiation of citizenship identities in Pakistan: Implications for global citizenship education in conflict-contexts
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This study explores young students’ negotiation of their citizenship identities at the intersection of their class, gender, religious and ethnic identifications in the conflict-affected setting of Pakistan. While much of the global literature on global citizenship education (GCE) primarily takes into account the perspectives of middle-class or elite students located in richer economies, the current study is centred on a socio-demographically diverse group of young people in a low-income setting. With a specific focus on their negotiation of issues around diversity and justice, students’ narratives generated important recommendations for a transformative and historically nuanced postcolonial/decolonial approach to global citizenship engagement that should be considered more broadly. The study illuminates the ways the global/local historical, cultural, political and economic factors influence individual relationship with GCE and offers useful pedagogical and policy implications for GCE ‘from below’.
CitationLaila Kadiwal & Naureen Durrani (2018) Youth negotiation of citizenship identities in Pakistan: Implications for global citizenship education in conflict-contexts, British Journal of Educational Studies, 66:4, 537-558, DOI: 10.1080/00071005.2018.1533099
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