Social Justice and Intercultural Education: An Open Ended Dialogue

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Ghazala Bhatti
Trentham, 2007 - Education - 213 pages
This book encapsulates the richness offered by the discourse of social justice and explores both how it is understood in Europe today and how its connection to intercultural education is interpreted in different parts of Europe. The rights and responsibilities of local inhabitants are considered in its light, along with the transmigration of people and ideas. Drawn from presentations by European researchers and scholars at the EERA conferences in Crete 2004 and Dublin 2005, the issues featured in the book cross the boundaries of anthropology, sociology, human geography and the politics of race.

The theoretically informed and empirically grounded educational research in this collection enhances our understanding of the ways in which educational and socio-cultural issues are explored and untangled within various complex European societies, and highlights the need for ongoing dialogue between different communities and societies. It provides an introduction to social justice and intercultural education for educational researchers, policy makers, teachers and university students internationally, and will enhance and extend the knowledge and understanding of those already experienced in the field.

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Having read your rants about disadvantaged Asian students, maybe it should read Pakistani students. How do you justify your claims on a tiny number of cases in your samples? Does this boil down to gossip based on a few known cases by you? How can you say what you do about Asian students, when most of your samples appear to consist of Pakistani students, who are often perceived as being backwards due to their culture when compared to Indian origin students? Are you trying to mislead? 


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Dr Ghazala Bhatti teaches at the University of Reading and is Programme Director of MA Research (Education) and MA in inclusive Education. Dr Chris Gaine is Professor of Applied Social Policy at the University of Chichester and creator of the race equality site for children and young people: Dr Francesca Gobbo is Professor of Intercultural Education at the University of Turin and Associate Editor in Chief of the journal Intercultural Education. Dr Yvonne Leeman teaches at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, where she is senior researcher at the SCO-Kohnstamm Institute, and currently a professor at Windesheim University, Zwolle. All have for some years been responsible for the Network 'Social Justice and Intercultural Education' at the European Educational Research Association (EERA).

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