Corresponding Author

Jung Eun Hong


In a current globalized world, citizens are expected and encouraged to understand cultural diversity and respect individual differences. Furthermore, they are also expected to become responsible citizens for recognizing and actively participating in issues on social justice and human rights at local to global scales. That is, our diverse society demands “critical” citizens who are interested in public affairs, concerned about inequality and injustice, and motivated to change and improve our society. In response to an increased need for actively engaged and participating citizens in a today’s world, critical citizenship education has been suggested as a new framework for the existing citizenship education. Among several related subjects, geography education can play an important role in critical citizenship education. This paper first introduces the background of critical citizenship and critical citizenship education, and then it presents how geography education can contribute to forming critical citizens. At the end, this paper discusses ways to promote geography education for critical citizenship in the future.



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