This text by Chandra-Milena Danielzik deals with reproductions of racism and exclusions in the field of global learning or education for sustainable development.

Abstract: A postcolonial and racism-critical analysis perspective makes clear that historically grown (colonial) power and domination relations are not fundamentally questioned in the fields of Global Learning and Education for Sustainable Development. In their current orientation, both pedagogical fields of action thereby contribute to the stabilization of inequality relations on a social, political and economic level, both in the North-South context and within the German migration society. In order to counteract a reproduction of power asymmetries, the universal character of European development imperatives would have to be deconstructed through the ideological foundation as well as through the materials, thereby decentralizing Europe as a norm. This requires a willingness to ‘dig under one’s feet’ to begin an active process of unlearning one’s dominant knowledge.

Keywords: asymmetric globality, power asymmetry, development discourse, global learning, postcolonialism.

Chandra-Milena Danielzik 2013: Superiority thinking does not fall from the sky. Postcolonial perspectives on global learning and education for sustainable development.. In: ZEP – Zeitschrift für internationale Bildungsforschung und Entwicklungspädagogik Vol. 36 no. 1, pp. 26-33.

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