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Cultural Democracy and Ethnic Pluralism: Multicultural and Multilingual Policies in Education
     

Cultural Democracy and Ethnic Pluralism: Multicultural and Multilingual Policies in Education

by Richard J. Watts (Editor)
 

This book presents a wide variety of approaches to and attitudes towards multiculturalism on the level of language, on the level of education and on the level of policy making. Several of the chapters refer specifically to Australia, since that country has taken the bold step of defining what it understands by the term 'multicultural'. This book, however, also

Overview

This book presents a wide variety of approaches to and attitudes towards multiculturalism on the level of language, on the level of education and on the level of policy making. Several of the chapters refer specifically to Australia, since that country has taken the bold step of defining what it understands by the term 'multicultural'. This book, however, also takes the reader to Europe, South-Africa, Canada and Japan. Without exception the authors embrace a humanistic approach to sociology, which includes the notion of cultural core values and the desirability of creating an overarching framework of shared values in multicultural states.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783631322437
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1997
Series:
Cross Cultural Communication Series
Pages:
313

Meet the Author

The Editors: Jerzy J. Smolicz is professor of education at the University of Adelaide. He is the author of several books and articles on multicultural education and is the director of the Centre for Intercultural Studies and Multicultural Education at the University of Adelaide.
Richard J. Watts is professor of English linguistics at the University of Berne. His main publications are in the fields of discourse analysis and sociolinguistics, and he is the editor of the international journal Multilingua: Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication.

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