Education for global citizenship in America

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michael J. Hulme (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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H. Svi Shapiro

Abstract: This Dissertation is a peace project. It traces the rise of aspects of the myth of American Exceptionalism since the founding of the American Republic -- a sense of superiority by the US with respect to the rest of the world, together with a 'salvific mission' to raise up other nations to accord with its own particular world view. It draws attention to the contribution of this world view to creating tension, and sometimes conflict, internationally. It then examines some of the major world changes since World War II that first resulted in the US achieving a substantial degree of economic, political and military dominance, but that in more recent decades have constituted a diffusion of power to other state and non-state actors. As part of this examination it includes statements made by students in South Indian universities during the summer of 2010. Together, the changes constitute grounds for re-formulation of the myth, and the final Chapter of the Dissertation proposes an educational protocol oriented to the American public education system intended to promote good 'global citizenship' in pursuit of the objective of pre-empting, reducing, or remediating tensions that might otherwise escalate into various forms of violence both at home and abroad.

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Language: English
Date: 2011
American Exceptionalism, Education for peace, Global citizenship, India
World citizenship
Peace $x Study and teaching $z United States
United States $x Foreign relations $x Study and teaching

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