Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research
Through research, education and action, the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research heightens consciousness and understanding of issues of global citizenship education in order to contribute to the collective development of societies that provide basic social justice and human rights. In achieving this, the University of Alberta community of researchers, students and partners plays a critical role in harnessing and advancing this vision.
Global citizenship education scholarship critically deals with all aspects of social, educational, cultural, political and economic development of societies. With a vision to create a comprehensive understanding of the research and dissemination of global citizenship education project that enhances and sustains basic citizenship rights for all people, the Centre for Global Citizenship Education & Research (CGCER) is an exciting initiative in the Department of Educational Policy Studies. The concept of global citizenship suggests the development of global citizens who have a set of knowledges, skills and attitudes that make it possible for them to be actively involved in local, national and global institutions and systems that directly or indirectly affect their lives.