University of Oulu

The idea of global citizenship in the documents and publications of Unesco

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Author: Shchedrin, Andrey1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences and Teacher Education, Educational Sciences
Format: ebook
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 1.6 MB)
Pages: 73
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : A. Shchedrin, 2013
Publish Date: 2013-10-14
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Järvelä, Maria-Liisa
Reviewer: Järvelä, Maria-Liisa
Roberts, Gordon
The first half of the 20th century was filled with a lot of conflict situations all over the world. In order o keep international security and organize contact with the rest of the World, The United Nations was organized in October 1945. First years after the Second World War were very important in the way of making progress in peace setting and further conflicts preventing. Exactly in this period to fulfil these purposes such international organization as UNESCO was founded and The Universal Declaration of Human rights was signed. Whole Europe was recovering from the War consequences, and people, suffered from military actions, needed not only peace for their future, but also the understanding that in order to keep this peace — everybody should have joint vision on the further development of human civilization. The present research emphasize the importance of UNESCO organization in delivering Global Citizenship ideas and promoting Global Citizenship Education in the after war period. The ideas of Global Citizenship were very wanted that time and they needed some agent who had to deliver them to people. UNESCO has become this agent and played great role in spreading basic ideas of Global Citizenship and Global Citizenship Education. Evaluating the role of UNESCO in shaping of Global Consciousness in the minds of nations, I analyse UNESCO’s Courier publications as valuable source of the organization activities. Research questions: Why was it so necessary to take action in new course of Global Citizenship? What was the role of UNESCO in moulding Global Citizenship attitudes in people’s minds? What kind of Global Citizenship values did UNESCO promote during professional activity? Research tasks: Describe the role of UNESCO in Global Citizenship concept developing. To identify the positions of UNESCO in the concept of Global Citizenship. Evaluate the activities of UNESCO in Global Citizenship education. The value of the present research consists of independent look at the concept of Global Citizenship during the time period when this concept needed to be set as a primary vision of a current societal structure. Through this research, the reader will be able to evaluate the methods of Global Citizenship concept implementation by UNESCO and track similarities in the modern approach of Global Citizenship concept studying not only in UNESCO but by any other author writing about the topic.
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