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SOC-3010 Global Civics

Week 8 Resources

Review the resources listed below to prepare for this week’s assignments. The resources may include textbook reading assignments, journal articles, websites, links to tools or software, videos, handouts, rubrics, etc.

Cultivating Layered Literacies: Developing the Global Child to Become Tomorrow’s Global Citizen

The article describes the use of multi-layered approaches in developing a deeper appreciation of a global citizen awareness. The need for such development is apparent as cultural, political, and physical boundaries soften or disappear altogether.

Shulsky, D., Baker, S., Chvala, T., & Willis, J. (2017). Cultivating layered literacies: developing the global child to become tomorrow’s global citizen. International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning, 9(1), 49-63.

The Global Citizen as an Agent of Change: Ideals of the Global Citizen in the Narratives of Polish NGO Employees

This article explores how employees of Polish non-government organizations conceptualize the idea of the global citizen and global citizenship.

Kuleta-Hulboj, M. (2016). The global citizen as an agent of change: Ideals of the global citizen in the narratives of Polish NGO employees. Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 14(3), 220-250. 

The Political Dimension and Discursive Grounds of the Global Citizen

This article explores the idea of a global citizen as a point of identification and beyond those of civil boundaries. It also views the global citizen as a non-political entity.

Ortiz, A. (2018). The political dimension and discursive grounds of the global citizen. ERIS-European Review of International Studies, 5(1), 28-29.

The ‘Global Citizen’ Fraud

Many concepts have opposing views, and exposure to all sides of a topic is a hallmark of scholarly activity. This article provides a history of the idea of global citizenship. It also presents a dissenting view of global citizenship, arguing against it as a worthwhile cause.

Bawer, B. (2019). The ‘global citizen’ fraud. Commentary, 4, 15-22.

The Global Citizen Conceptualized: Accommodating Ambiguity

The concept of a global citizen is not a concrete one. This article reviews how it is ambiguous and how such ambiguity can still allow the advancement of the concept in practice.

Lily, K. Barker, M., & Harris, N. (2017). The global citizen conceptualized: Accommodating ambiguity. Journal of Studies in International Education, 2(1), 6-21.

Social Entrepreneurship: What It Is and Why Everyone’s Talking About It

The following website highlights the human spirit of global citizens through actions of business practices or efforts. Scroll through the page to explore what companies are making efforts to make the work a better place for everyone. Be sure to watch the videos as they will provide a deep look into people who drive social entrepreneurship efforts.

Tyre, D. (2020). Social entrepreneurship: What it is and why everyone’s talking about it.

Blake Mycoskie: TOMS Shoes Founder on Changing Business and the World

What do Global citizens do? Some make small changes on a personal level, while others create huge businesses through social entrepreneurship. The following video is an interview with the owner of Tom’s shoes (buy one pair, one pair is donated). Here he talks about the value of supporting other entrepreneurs who want to do good in the world. As you listen to the video, try to think of other businesses that emulate global citizenship, this will help you see the efforts that start as an idea and grow into helping others across the world. 

Howes, L. (2018, Dec 23).  Blake Mycoskie: TOMS Shoes founder on changing business and the world. [video]. YouTube.