Worlds of Learning: Globalisation and Multicultural Education

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Michael Singh
Common Ground, 2002 - Global method of teaching - 185 pages
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For the past decade or more, the linguistic, ethnic and indigenous diversity of the Australian student population has been enriched by the increasing presence of students from around the world, and especially from Asia. The changing demographic features of this student population have increased our consciousness of the differential power relations associated with cultural, ethnic, religious and linguistic differences, and the need for new skills for negotiating these changing global/local relations. These changes require that productive transnational education must also mean engaging constructively with different cultural knowledges; increasing the active participation of students from different linguistic backgrounds; and building a cosmopolitan, transnational identity among all students and teachers. The substantial challenges of creating productive transnational education is compounded by the changing political economy of education; the changes required in teacher identities in response to student diversity, and the changes in the knowledge base of education, especially the languages in which it is made accessible. These three dimensions to the transformation of education are explored across the various chapters in this collection. [Back cover].
 

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Contents

The Globalisation of the World of Learning
1
Towards an International and Inclusive Higher Education
11
Implementing a CultureInclusive Curriculum
39
Linking the Backblocks
49
From Broadbanding to Disbanding
59
Cultural and Linguistic Impediments Facing Aboriginal Students in Australia
87
Women and the Challenges of Education
99
Managing Language and Learning Diversity in Higher Education
105
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Vocational Training in South Africa
117
The Uses of English Language Teaching
129
Universities and Global Governance
151
Indonesian Language Education and the Limitations of Tolerance
169
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