“Aspects of Cosmopoliltanism in Primary Education. The transfer of European education policy into the Greek primary schools ”
Pages 91 – 113
With a view to address the challenges of our ever-globalized world, academics have turned to the concept of cosmopolitanism, a rather ancient yet very topical concept especially in the field of education. Given that globalization has rendered this turn to cosmopolitanism indispensable (Caterall, 2011:342; Pichler, 2011; Szerszynski & Urry, 2002), the present study explores the transfer of educational policy from Europe to Greece in an effort to demonstrate whether and how cosmopolitan ideals are promoted and transferred from the international policy level to the national and practical level.
The findings of the study highlight the conflicting perceptions of cosmopolitanism in the national and European policy level as well as the confusion that occurs in the practice level. At the same time, the conclusions of the research call for further research into the desired profile of future citizens, as this is inconsistent in the transnational and national agenda.