Do girls and boys engage with global and intercultural issues differently?
In recent years, more attention has been paid to the way gender interacts with intercultural
and global learning opportunities. While evidence shows that schools are shaping a
gendered citizenry, the notions of citizenship in this research has been notably local
with limited focus on global conceptions of citizenship. PISA 2018 asked students
a series of questions about their global and intercultural attitudes and dispositions.
Those questions focused on the four dimensions of global competence: students’ ability
to examine local and global issues, their capacity to understand and appreciate the
perspectives of others, their ability to engage in effective communication across
cultures, and their willingness to take action for collective well-being and sustainable
development. Findings show some important gender differences discussed in this paper.
Published on March 08, 2021
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