Education for Citizenship in an Era of Global Connection

Studies in Philosophy and Education 21 (4/5):289-303 (2002)
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Martha Nussbaum
University of Chicago
Abstract
Higher education makes an importantcontribution to citizenship. In the UnitedStates, the required portion of the ``liberalarts education'' in colleges and universitiescan be reformed so as to equip students for thechallenges of global citizenship. The paperadvocates focusing on three abilities: theSocratic ability to critize one's owntraditions and to carry on an argument on termsof mutual respect for reason; (2) the abilityto think as a citizen of the whole world, notjust some local region or group; and (3) the``narrative imagination,'' the ability to imaginewhat it would be like to be in the position ofsomeone very different from oneself. The paperdiscusses the role of the ``liberal arts''curriculum in U.S. education and asks howEuropean universities, with their differentstructure, might promote these three abilities
Keywords citizenship  global citizenship  imagination  liberal education  Socrates  university
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DOI 10.1023/A:1019837105053
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