Stories of Transformation: Memories of a Global Citizenship Practicum
Kornelsen, Lloyd. Stories of Transformation: Memories of a Global Citizenship Practicum. [Ulm, Germany:] The International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE), 2014. ISBN: 978-0-9936134-3-2.
Eleven years ago the author took 13 high school students from the University of Winnipeg (Canada) on a practicum trip to Costa Rica. Eight and a half years later he revisited the experience with many of those people. Stories of Transformation: Memories of a Global Citizenship Practicum is an account of what they remembered and what it means for global citizenship education. Kornelsen contextualizes his account by examining contested notions of world citizenship and exploring the ethical and pedagogical challenges of international practicums. Therewith, Kornelsen also introduces readers to contributions that leading philosophers and educators have made to our understanding of what it is to prepare young people for citizenship in a globalizing world. Stories of Transformation: Memories of a Global Citizenship Practicum is based on research for which Kornelsen was awarded the Manitoba Education Research Network prize for outstanding achievement in education research – research that examined the intersection of experiential learning, international practicums and cosmopolitanism. This book will be of special interest to global educators: high school teachers and administrators, facilitators of study abroad and service learning courses (at high school and university levels), members of faculties of education, and policy consultants for state and provincial departments of education.