Australian Children: Locally Secure, Globally Afraid?

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Sargeant, Jonathon. (2008). Australian Children: Locally Secure, Globally Afraid? In Children's Lifeworlds: Locating Indigenous Voices pp. 119 - 133 Nova Science Publishers.
AuthorsSargeant, Jonathon
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Australia can be described as a modern, technologically advanced and wealthy Western society that holds a somewhat confused place in the global community. Australians consider themselves to be active global citizens and as such enjoy participation in discourses regarding world futures, politics, environmental sustainability and terrorism. While Australian governments have forged strong international alliances, the rest of the world is often accused of largely ignoring the Australian 'position' on key issues. However, in geographic terms, Australia is a long way from everywhere. Even with this relative remoteness of their place in the world, Australians are regularly confronted with images and information of issues a long way from home.

Page range119 - 133
Year2008
Book titleChildren's Lifeworlds: Locating Indigenous Voices
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Place of publicationUnited States of America
ISBN9781604560640
Research GroupSchool of Education
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