- Subject index
This collection provides multiple perspectives regarding the possibility of creating sustainable education practices that are integrated into and relevant to the needs and practices on a global scale. It also focuses on the failure of traditional education to address the problems of globalization. The articles conceive sustainable development education as focusing on the holistic development of the body and mind, encompassing a wide range of issues. This idea is also central to the Gandhian tradition of life knowledge and Nai Talim (New Education). The uniqueness of this compilation is in the multiple perspectives it provides, establishing workable links between local communities, governments, and international organizations that would enable sustainable human development.
Chapter 12: Reconciling Identity and Citizenship: A Case for Moral Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World*
Reconciling Identity and Citizenship: A Case for Moral Cosmopolitanism in a Divided World*
This year has been marked with increasing polarization between communities in UK in particular and the world in general. While terrorist threat levels have sea-sawed through the seasonal changes in the direction of the westerlies, inevitably as global citizens we find ourselves increasingly imbricated into the ever mounting justification for and against the veiled Muslims—be it in France, the UK, or Europe. The point is, do we want to engage with the politics of veil or a turban? Why is a veil so critical to our existence, our identity? Or is this only an assertion of a political position ...