Global Citizenship Education in East, South, and Southeast Asia
This chapter critically reviews the current status of Global Citizenship Education (GCED) in the case of East, South, and Southeast Asia and highlights the examples of China, India, and Singapore in enacting GCED from theory to practice. It provides a short evolution of relevant terms. Many of the terms used in the chapter have become part of one all-encompassing concept: global citizenship education. Since the chapter examines the work that has been done in GCED since 2012, and because of the large role United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) plays in this work, the UNESCO definitions of GCED will be the standing frame of reference. UNESCO’s development of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) in 2015 brought heightened attention and importance to citizenship education, and the SDG was in part created in response to a world that is becoming globalized at a rapid rate.