A paper by Professor of Education Adam Howard was published in the journal Educational Review. The paper, “Globally elite: four domains of becoming globally-oriented within elite schools,” draws on a multi-sited global ethnography of elite schools across the world, this article explores how elite schools prepare students for an increasingly interconnected world characterized by difference and competition through global citizenship education.
In this exploration, Howard identifies the four domains that give meaning to global citizenship education within elite contexts: cultural, relational, emotional, and material. These domains reveal the ways in which these schools are responding to the challenges of globalization by providing students opportunities to develop awareness and knowledge of differences, to establish and maintain relationships across differences, to gain a sense of obligation toward others, and to accumulate valuable forms of human and cultural capital. Through globally oriented practices, students are being prepared to be flexibly mobile, to imagine themselves as leaders within a globalized world, and to thrive in the hypercompetitive and unpredictable global knowledge economy. These practices play an important part in elite schools’ larger strategy of making and remaking elites.