Tuesday, 14 March, 2023 - 12:00

Book launch: Global Citizenship Education in the Global South


This stimulating online discussion event marks the launch of the new book Global Citizenship Education in the Global South edited by Emiliano Bosio and Yusef Waghid. Emiliano and Yusef, along with 6 of the book's contributors (Wiel Veugelers, Manisha Pathak-Shelat, Charlene van der Walt, Judith Terblanche, Naima Al-Husban and Greg William Misiaszek) will explore the book’s key themes and findings and address the questions:

  • What is Global Citizenship Education (GCE)?
  • Why is it important to begin a discussion that brings contemporary academic debate about ‘southern theory’ to GCE?
  • How educators located in the Global South perceive GCE and implement it into curricula and classroom practices?

This event is being supported by the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning, and will be chaired by ANGEL Advisory Board member La Salete Coelho.



This event is to be hosted via Zoom. Registered participants will be emailed a link in the days before the event, and also 30 minutes before as a reminder. Time after the presentations will be given over to a Q&A with participants.


The book

The new 14-chapter volume, published by BRILL, embraces educators’ voices from the Global South. It presents a critical discussion that brings contemporary academic debate about ‘southern theory’ to GCE. The reader can expect to find a great diversity of chapters written by educators exploring, analysing, and celebrating ideas and concepts on GCE in the Global South. The book is presented as a pedagogical tool for discussion that invites educators to reflect critically on the possible origins and implications of GCE discourses they are exposed to.

To contact the Book Editors:



Intended audience

This event, and the book itself, will be of interest to educators who are seeking to develop their theoretical understanding of bringing GCE into teaching practice, researchers and students who are new to GCE and who seek dynamic starting points for their research, and general audiences who are interested in learning more about the history, philosophy, and practice of GCE, particularly in the Global South.



  • Emiliano Bosio is an educator, author and public intellectual. Currently, Professor Bosio reads at Toyo University in Japan. He is the editor of Conversations on Global Citizenship Education (Routledge, 2021).
  • Yusef Waghid is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Education at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. He is the author of Education, Crisis, and Philosophy: Ubuntu within Higher Education (Routledge, 2022).
  • Wiel Veugelers is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, the Netherlands. He is the editor of Education for Democratic Intercultural Citizenship (Brill, 2019).
  • Manisha Pathak-Shelat is Professor of Communication & Digital Platforms and Strategies and Chair of the Center for Development Management and Communication MICA, Ahmedabad.
  • Charlene van der Walt is Head of the Gender and Religion Department at the School of Religion, Philosophy, and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Charlene is the Deputy Director of the Ujamaa Center for Contextual Bible Study at UKZN.
  • Judith Terblanche is a chartered accountant and working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting at the University of the Western Cape. She is co-author of the book Cosmopolitan Education and Inclusion: The Self and Others in Deliberation (Palgrave-MacMillan, 2020, with Yusef Waghid, Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Faiq Waghid & Zayd Waghid).
  • Naima Al-Husban is Assistant Professor at the Arab Open University in Jordan. She works as a consultant in a project for Syrian refugees in higher education: ‘HOPES’.
  • Greg William Misiaszek is Assistant Professor at Beijing Normal University’s (BNU), Faculty of Education, Theories of Education Institute. He also holds various positions including Associate Director, Paulo Freire Institute, UCLA; Executive Editor of the journal Teaching in Higher Education; and Associate Editor of the journal Beijing International Review of Education (BIRE).



La Salete Coelho (University of Porto, Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo) is an educator, researcher and project consultant in the field of Development Education and Global Citizenship Education at the Centre for African Studies of the University of Porto and the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo.She is working as a consultant for GENE – Global Education Network Europe and for the Catholic University of Beira, in Mozambique. She is the secretary of the Initiative of Global Citizenship for Sustainable Development of the Ibero-American General Secretariat. She is a member of the Advisory Board of ANGEL and of the Sinergias ED Community, also participating in the Editorial Board of the journal Sinergias - Educational Dialogues for Social Transformation. She has experience as trainer and consultant in development Cooperation projects in the field of education, in Portugal, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

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