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Global Citizenship Guides: Teaching Controversial Issues
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Oxford | 2006 | 15 p.
Corporate author: 
Europe and North America

This guide aims to demonstrate how, by enhancing young people’s ability to handle controversial issues, teachers can support and develop them as global citizens.
This guide explores:

  • what controversial issues are

  • why controversial issues should be taught

  • why some issues are, or can become, controversial

  • what guidance exists for handling controversial issues

  • classroom strategies for handling and exploring controversial issues

  • some practical activities for teaching controversial issues.


Resource Type: 
Teaching and learning materials
Toolkits and practical guides
Civic / Citizenship / Democracy
Peace / Culture of peace
Inclusive / Diversity
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


Civic Education; Citizenship Education
Global citizenship education; GCED; Guidance