The Impact of Teacher Education and English Language Education in Fostering Global Citizenship Education: A review of literature


  • Kumari Ekanayake Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia
  • Ali Khatibi Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia
  • Dr.S.M. Ferdous Azam Management and Science University (MSU) Malaysia



Global Citizenship Education, Teacher Education, English Language Education, Transformative education


The notion of Global Citizenship Education (GCE) has become a buzzword of educational discourses and policies of the contemporary world in which it aims to create knowledgeable, empathetic and skillful personnel with a view to ensure peaceful, tolerant, inclusive and sustainable global society. This renewed and transformative educational approach is a framing paradigm that encapsulates the role of education in forming competent citizens who actively and responsibly participate with critical awareness and understanding in this interconnected and interdependent world with its accelerating challenges and opportunities by disregarding any kind of manmade differences. Since teachers are the key to deliver such an education, this scenario demands teachers to be professionals possessing strong subject and pedagogical knowledge with appropriate managerial skills, readily adopt technologies and stay focused on the diverse and sensitive needs of their students. Therefore, building teachers’ capacity through teacher education should be a compulsive continuum. Moreover, with this approach, it is imperative to participate and collaboratively work as members of a global society. Thus, it is feasible to reach the intended goals through the English language as the linking language of the global community. Thereby, fostering GCE, with complementary effects between Teacher education (TE) and English Language Education (ELE) will be revealed by this study based on the literature review.


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How to Cite

Kumari Ekanayake, Ali Khatibi, & Dr.S.M. Ferdous Azam. (2020). The Impact of Teacher Education and English Language Education in Fostering Global Citizenship Education: A review of literature. International Journal of Advances in Scientific Research and Engineering (IJASRE), ISSN:2454-8006, DOI: 10.31695/IJASRE, 6(7), 30–40.