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Global Education
Global education
The Historical Context

Since the late 1960s, global education has developed as a curriculum reform movement that attempts to respond to the increasing interdependence and rapid change that characterizes the contemporary world. Beginning in the developed world, notably in the US and the UK (where the term ‘world studies’ was initially preferred), the ideas and practice of global education, in various formats and guises, have gradually spread around the globe and can be found in at least 38 countries on six continents (Tye, 1999). The roots of global education in Europe can be traced back to the interwar movements of the 1920s that sought to use formal education as a vehicle to promote a more sustained peace and, post-1945, flourished under the banner ...

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