Recommended Reading


Global Citizenship/Cosmopolitanism

  •  Appiah, K. A. (2008). Chapter 6: Education for Global Citizenship. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education 107.1: 83-99. New York Times Ethicist and arguably the most engaging writer on cosmopolitanism, Kwame Anthony Appiah writes about global citizenship in schools.

  • Appiah, K. W. (1998). ‘Cosmopolitan patriots’, in P. Cheah and B. Robbins (Eds.), Cosmopolitics: Thinking and feeling beyond the nation (pp. 91-116). MN: University of Minnesota Press. In this landmark essay, Appiah reflects on the way in which his father’s cosmopolitanism was rooted in his nationhood.

  • Hansen, D. T. (2010). The Teacher and the World: A Study of Cosmopolitanism as Education. London & New York: Routledge. Hansen outlines the tenets of educational cosmopolitanism.

  • Gaudelli, W. (2003). World Class: Teaching and Learning in Global Times. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

    Gaudelli describes the very real challenges of global citizenship education at three schools in New Jersey.

Diversity & Social Justice

  • Fox, D., & Short, K. G. (2003). Stories matter: The complexity of cultural authenticity in children’s literature. Urbana, IL: National Council for Teachers of English. In this spirited collection of essays, teachers, writers, and scholars spar on the issue of authenticity in children’s literature.

  • Nieto, S. & Bode P. (2018). Linguistic diversity in the US classroom. Affirming diversity: The sociopolitical context of multicultural education. (p. 210-252). Boston: Pearson. In easy-to-read language voice of academic jargon, Nieto and Bode review of the major theories that attempt to explain the poor academic achievement among many minority students—internationally.

  • Tuck, E. (2009) Suspending damage: A letter to communities. (2009). Harvard Educational Review, 9 (3), 409-427. This oft-cited essay by rising star Eve Tuck critiques the pervasiveness of deficit views of minorities in education research.