Value-Creating Global Citizenship Education: Engaging Gandhi, Makiguchi, and Ikeda as Examples was recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. Namrata Sharma is a faculty in DePaul’s new online MEd in Value-Creating Education for Global Citizenship program.


This book fills an existing gap within the practice of global citizenship education by offering Asian perspectives. In this book, Soka or value-creating education developed by the Japanese educators, Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) and Daisaku Ikeda (b. 1928) is compared to the ideas of the Indian political leader Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948). This study of their respective thoughts and movements has a significant bearing on the three domains of learning within the global citizenship education conceptual dimensions of UNESCO – the cognitive, socio-emotional, and behavioral. This book deftly combines theoretical discussions with themes and suggestions for practice and future research.
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Namrata Sharma is an international educational consultant. She is associated with the State University of New York, USA. Her research interests include intercultural education, global citizenship, and international and comparative education.