Thesis On Global Citizenship

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Venisse J. Villanueva
Academic Paper: Global Citizenship

“No one is born a good citizen; no nation is born a democracy. Rather, both are processes that continue to evolve over a lifetime. Young people must be included from birth. A society that cuts off from its youth severs its lifeline.” Former U.N. Secretary General and Ghanaian diplomat Kofi Annan.
According to Heraclitus of Ephesus, “There is nothing constant in this world except changes.”. The world is constantly changing as time passes by and the only way for people to survive is to adjust and adapt to these kinds of changes, on the other hand, adjusting and adapting is not an easy job. People must find ways in order to do so. In addition, other than keeping on adjusting and adapting, people should be innovative and resourceful to create their own. But how will this be possible? That is when education will take place. In the words of Jean William Fritz Piaget, the principal goal of education is to create men who are capable of doing new things, not simply of repeating what other generations have done. Education provisions and prepares students for facing the real world in time, most importantly, to become global citizens. (P. Ramsay, 2012). Living in a world full of changes, changing the way you think and react to things is a must. One should be prepared to face unexpected circumstances and be able communicate with citizens of other societies.
As John Donne would say, “No man is an
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