Bridging Global Minds Global identities revisited Nigel Bagnall

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Bridging Global Minds Global identities revisited Nigel Bagnall 3 rd November, 2015 OICES

Bridging Global Minds Global identities revisited Nigel Bagnall 3 rd November, 2015 OICES

Global identity in multicultural and international educational contexts: student groups in international schools •

Global identity in multicultural and international educational contexts: student groups in international schools • Anderson (1991) – talks of all communities as imagined, beyond those of face to face contact. This is especially true for the nation state. • The sense of belonging is significant to all members of society and for some, the affiliation may be more real to a global rather than a national society. • Erikson (1968) was interested in identity and identity formation. • In the present state of our civilization it is not yet possible to foresee whether or not a more universal identity promises to embrace all the diversities and dissonances, relativities and mortal dangers which emerge with technological and scientific progress (Erikson, 1968, p. 90)

Methodology • Comparative and international • Three distinct interview phases; Rio Di Janiero (Brazil)

Methodology • Comparative and international • Three distinct interview phases; Rio Di Janiero (Brazil) in 2011, Manila (Philippines) November 2011 - Feb 2012 and Europe August -November 2012 • Interviews were tape or video recorded then coded using Nvivo • Seven schools in total; in Rio de Janeiro, London, Paris, Geneva (two schools), Berlin and Manila • 82 students were interviewed • Constructivist approach adopted where … the researchers start with participants’ views and build “up” to patterns, theories, and generalizations. (Creswell and Plano Clark , 2005, p. 24) • All schools were international schools

Camilla, student “ I think that I am at the place where I have

Camilla, student “ I think that I am at the place where I have already accepted that I will never be quite comfortable as a native whatever country I am in. But I am okay with that. ”

Study results: National 25 30% Unsure 9 11% Global 48 59% Total 82 100%

Study results: National 25 30% Unsure 9 11% Global 48 59% Total 82 100%