‘Hit the ground running’: Delineating the problems and potentials in State-led Global Citizenship Education (GCE) through teacher practices in South Korea

Soon Yong Pak, Moosung Lee

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Since the 2015 World Education Forum, Global Citizenship Education (GCE) as a ‘global idea’ has been widely disseminated to local schools in Korea. GCE Lead Teacher Program has been a major state-led initiative for school change. Informed by Fullan's model for change, we explore what happens ‘on the ground’ when the state introduces GCE through a conventional top-down model at a fast pace and with strong enthusiasm. Using qualitative data, we delve into problems and potentials in teachers’ practices of GCE at schools in the context of a state-led GCE model. Implications for research, practice, and policy are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)515-535
Number of pages21
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Studies
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 2


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education

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