Multicultural Education: An International Guide to Research, Policies, and Programs
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1996 - Education - 383 pages
School systems around the world have been searching for ways to help engender better interpersonal relations among all persons within their borders. Achieving this goal is difficult when students have had limited cross-cultural experiences. This reference book examines developments in multicultural education in 42 representative countries from around the world. Each chapter examines the history and structure of the school system in a particular country, and discusses efforts to promote multicultural education. Chapters cite current literature, and an extensive bibliography concludes the work.
Many countries are composed of highly diversified, pluralistic peoples who cry out for recognition and dignity. As a result, school systems around the world have been searching for ways to engender better interpersonal relations among all persons within their borders. Achieving this goal has proven difficult when students have had limited cross-cultural experiences. This reference book examines advances in multicultural education in 42 countries from around the world.
Chapters are devoted to individual countries and are arranged alphabetically. Included are chapters on industrialized countries such as the United States, France, and Germany, along with countries having different political systems and varied religious perspectives. To foster comparison, each chapter discusses the history of the school system, the structure in which multicultural education must evolve, and recent efforts and developments in multicultural education. Each chapter includes a list of current references, and the volume concludes with an extensive bibliography.
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