New edition

2021 version of Global Education Digest now available


This fourth edition of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning (ANGEL) project's Global Education Digest provides a reasoned bibliography of academic and research materials relevant to the field of global education, providing an invaluable guide for researchers, policymakers and practitioners, and indicating a further milestone in the development of this area of research. If you are interested in Global Citizenship Education, Development Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Peace / Conflict Prevention and Intercultural Education, then you will find relevant material included. 

This second multilingual edition adds two new languages (Dutch & Polish), covering material that has been published recently in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish Portuguese and Spanish. It has been drawn together in cooperation with or as a cooperative work with an international contributor team drawn from amongst the network’s growing membership. 


This new multilingual Digest aims to achieve several goals simultaneously:

  • Provide a comprehensive picture of the relevant literature published in GE in the most widely spoken European languages
  • Bring together data from several disconnected publishing spheres, facilitating comparison and encouraging reflection
  • Directly illustrate the linguistic asymmetries and language barriers within academic publishing
  • Providing a project and a resource that would galvanise and develop the ANGEL community



Material is organised by language, then by primary and secondary research theme / topic, and additionally by publication type.

The majority of the sections cover only material published in 2020, as previous editions have covered other recent material, but the newly added language sections cover the last 5 years, and in some cases longer.


Project background

In the last decade the number of publications on the theme of global education and related issues have increased dramatically. These issues have gained momentum worldwide, not only in the political agenda of many European countries, but also within school practice, and academic discourse. The Global Education Digest project, begun in 2018, aimed to focus on this latter trend by outlining the growing space that Global Education (GE) occupies within the scholarly discourse. 

This project has been delivered as part of the Academic Network on Global Education & Learning project: the international network of global education researchers, academics and other professionals. The network is coordinated by Professor Massimiliano Tarozzi from the University of Bologna, and Kester Muller from the Development Education Research Centre (DERC), on behalf of Global Education Network Europe (GENE). ANGEL is co-funded by the European Commission.



  • English – Natalya Hanley-Kan, Anielka Pieniazek (UCL Institute of Education) and Giannis Efthymiou (Brunel University London / UCL Institute of Education)
  • French – Cécile Giraud (ENABEL) and Virginie Vanhée (Ind. Researcher)
  • German – Annette Scheunpflug and Susanne Timm (University of Bamberg)
  • Italian – Raffaella Faggioli and Carla Inguaggiato (Università di Bologna)
  • Portuguese – La Salete Coelho (University of Porto & Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo), Dalila P. Coelho (University of Porto), Joana Costa (Sinergias ED), Mónica Lourenço (University of Aveiro), Francisco P. Silva (University of Aveiro) PLUS FROM BRAZIL: Silvia Moraes (Universidade Federal do Ceará, Brasil), Lara Söldon Braga de Holanda (Federal Institute of Ceará), Perpétua Socorro Lopes Sampaio (Francisco Jaguaribe State School), & Robson Campanerut da Silva (Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology of Ceará)
  • Spanish - Adelina Calvo Salvador and Carlos Rodríguez-Hoyos (Universidad de Cantabria)
  • Polish - Magdalena Kuleta-Hulboj and Dobrawa Aleksiak (University of Warsaw)
  • Dutch - Maayke Fenne De Vries (UCL Institute of Education)



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Further information

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The activities and publications of the network are the responsibilities of the organisers, the Development Education Research Centre, and can in no way be seen as reflecting the views of the European Commission.