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University of Gothenburg

Future citizens in pedagogical texts and education policies. Examples from Lebanon, Norway, Sweden and Turkey

People today are increasingly moving across national borders for longer or shorter periods and various types of globalisation processes are having major and contradictory impacts all over the world. In addition, more and more societies can be described as multicultural and/or multiethnic. Yet, at the same time, nation states are hedging in, and closing out, people in predefined political and cultural spaces. Both these processes are of great importance for how education moulds and trains the citizens of the future. The overall aim of the project is to examine, by adopting a transnational perspective, how globalisation processes are expressed in educational policies and pedagogical texts in Sweden, Norway, Lebanon and Turkey with respect to civic education.