chapter  13
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Global Citizenship and Common Values

Imagine that you are told tomorrow an exchange student is coming to your house to live in the room next to yours for three weeks. The purpose of her visit is not to learn English -let's presume that her native language is English. Rather, she is coming to learn about British culture. She has never left her country before. You have not visited her country either-in fact, if we're perfectly honest about the matter, you are not quite sure where it is. It's not America or Australia but is apparently some remote island that escaped being colonised because it was in dangerous waters. You have no clue why they speak English but presume there must be a shipwreck and love story involved somewhere along the way.